Sport : Fencing
Event : Wheelchair Tennis
For Athens Hotel Accommodation
24th September 2004
Cuba loses Judo Gold. Inevitably the drugs-in-sport saga
A visually impaired judo competitor from Cuba lost his Paralympic gold medal today (Friday) after testing positive for a banned substance.
Sergio Arturo Perez tested positive for prednisolone, an anti-inflammatory agent. Perez also received a warning but no further sanctions.
"Prednisolone is not a performance-enhancing substance in judo," An IPC spokesperson said. "Therefore, we can apply the minimum sanction, which is a warning and reprimand and a loss of the results and his gold medal."