Olympic champion Guerdat banned after two horses fail dope tests


LAUSANNE: Swiss rider Steve Guerdat, the individual showjumping gold medallist at the 2012 London Olympics, has been provisionally banned after two of his horses failed doping tests, the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) announced on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila). Guerdat’s horses Nino des Buissonnets and Nasa both tested positive for banned substance codeine and the controlled medication substance morphine, with the former also testing positive for oripavine, at an event in the French town of La Baule in May, the FEI said. The 33-year-old Guerdat, who also won bronze at the 2008 Beijing Games, is subject to a mandatory provisional suspension in the event of a positive test prior to the opportunity for a full hearing. The horses are provisionally suspended for two months.



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