Decision: UK Anti-Doping v Stephen Costello

Decision: UK Anti-Doping v Stephen Costello

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

On 20 May 2017, Stephen Costello, an amateur cyclist who competed in the Stone Wheelers 25-mile Race, was subject to an In-Competition test under the Anti-Doping Rules (ADR) of Cycling Time Trials. Mr Costello’s urine sample tested positive for multiple Prohibited Substances, namely 1,3-dimethylbutylamine, osterine and GW1516.

The NADP Tribunal consisting of Mark Hovell (Chairman), Lorraine Johnson and Carole Billington-Wood determined that Mr Costello failed to establish that the Anti-Doping Rule Violation was unintentional, imposing the standard sanction of 4 (four) year’s period of Ineligibility.

Mr Costello’s ban will run from 16 April 2017, when he was provisionally suspended, until midnight on 15 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.