British bobsledder banned for two years

British bobsledder Simon Kurti banned for two years for doping.

Analysis of a drug taken from the athlete in February of this year, tested positive for clenbuterol, reports BBC. Now, the athlete will not be able to perform at the Olympic Games in Sochi, as the period of disqualification expires in April 2014.

Kurti, 23, in 2010 he was included in the British-seeking sports talents and to bobsleigh active in rugby. Simon was one of the main contenders for the seat was broken up by two and four of the UK team at the Olympic Games in Sochi.


“He knows that not only allowed himself a misfire, but led the entire British bobsleigh. This is a huge disappointment that the athlete with the data, as Simon admits a mistake. I only wonder what reasons prompted Simon to take this step, because he was an outstanding athlete, “- said the executive director of the Federation of Bobsleigh UK Gary Anderson.

The recent discovery of clenbuterol led to a two-year suspension of Spanish cyclist Alberto Contador. He also lost the title of winner of the “Tour de France 2010” – the third of his career.