Bobsleigh: Drugs ban puts Carty out of Sochi Games

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The Independent Online

A British bobsledder has been suspended for two years after testing positive for clenbuterol.

The UK Anti-Doping agency said Simon Carty tested positive in an out-of-competition doping control on 28 February. His two-year ban will last until April 2014. The UKAD chief executive, Andy Parkinson, said: "Athletes are responsible for anything found in their system, and are subject to testing at any time."

Carty, 23, will miss the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi as a result of his ban.