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South Africa's Schoeman banned for doping violation

South Africa's Schoeman banned for doping violation

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<p><strong>South African Olympic swimming gold medallist Roland Schoeman has been banned for a year after testing positive for a banned substance last May, governing body <span class="caps">FINA</span> has disclosed.</strong></p> <p>The 39-year-old’s ban runs until May 17, 2020.</p> <p>Schoeman won gold in the 4×100 freestyle relay at the 2004 Athens Games plus individual silver and bronze medals in the 100 and 50m freestyle. He also competed in the 2000, 2008 and 2012 Olympics.</p> <p>The triple world champion failed to qualify for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics but had said last year he was still hoping to qualify for one more Games.</p> <p><span class="caps">FINA</span> said Schoeman tested positive for the prohibited substance GW501516, a hormone and metabolic modulator, at an out-of-competition control on May 18 last year.</p>
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