Doping cases in Eurobasket

Two players have been found positive in doping tests during Eurobasket 2011 according to Lithuanian anti-doping agency.

According to Eva Stanikuniene, the head of Lithuanian anti-doping agency, one of the player is Spanish and the other one a member of FYROM NT, but declined to reveal their names.

According to her statements the players were found with “above the norm” quantities of banned substances in their organisms. The Lithuanian anti-doping agency sent the samples to FIBA Europe for further testing.

If confirmed, and depending on the kind of drug in use, FIBA could ban those players with up to two years from any playing activity.

The Spanish Basketball Federation said they contacted FIBA about the case but FIBA denied any contact with Lithuanian anti-doping agency.

Source: AS