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9 Turkish athletes banned for anabolic steroid use

July 31, 2013

MONACO (AP) — Nine Turkish track and field athletes have been banned for two years each after testing positive for anabolic steroids.

The IAAF says six of the athletes are women, including two teenagers.

The IAAF says six cases involve field athletes testing positive for stanozolol at Turkey’s national university championships held in May at Bursa. Stanozolol is the steroid used by Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson at the 1988 Seoul Olympics.

Among those six, three athletes also tested positive for oral turinabol, the steroid used in East German doping programs in the 1970s and 1980s.

The IAAF says the other cases involve two field athletes and one runner testing positive for stanozolol, methandienone and oxandrolone, respectively.

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