Decision: UK Anti-Doping v Sonny Webster

Decision: UK Anti-Doping v Sonny Webster

A Decision in the case of UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) v Sonny Webster has been published by the National Anti-Doping Panel (NADP).

On 23 May 2017, weightlifter Sonny Webster was subject to an Out-of-Competition test at his home address. Analysis of Mr Webster’s urine sample returned an Adverse Analytical Finding for ostarine. Mr Webster was subsequently charged with an Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV) for the Presence of a Prohibited Substance under Anti-Doping Rule (ADR) 2.1.

The NADP Tribunal consisting of Matthew Lohn (Chairman), Dr Kitrina Douglas and Dr Barry O’Driscoll determined that Mr Webster had not satisfied the evidential burden of proving that the violation was not intentional, imposing a period of Ineligibility of four (4) years.

Mr Webster’s ban will run from 14 June 2017, the date of Provision Suspension, until midnight on 13 June 2021.

The full NADP Decision can be accessed via the related links tab on the right-hand side.

The National Anti-Doping Panel (NADP) is the United Kingdom’s independent tribunal responsible for adjudicating anti-doping disputes in sport. It is operated by Sport Resolutions in accordance with its own procedural rules and is entirely independent of UK Anti-Doping, who are responsible for investigating, charging and prosecuting cases before the NADP.