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http://www.itftennis.com/antidoping/news/pressrelease.asp?articleid=19847

ITF Press Release
Decision in the case of Courtney NagleLondon, England, 02 Apr 2009 - The International Tennis Federation announced that Courtney Nagle has been found to have committed a Doping Offence under Article C.1 of the 2008 Tennis Anti-Doping Programme (presence of a Prohibited Substance in player’s specimen).

Ms Nagle, a 26-year-old tennis player from the United States, provided a sample on 29 July 2008 at the Nordic Light event in Stockholm, Sweden, in which Canrenone was subsequently found to be present. Canrenone is a prohibited substance under WADA’s 2008 List of Prohibited Substances, and is therefore also prohibited under the 2008 Tennis Anti-Doping Programme.

The ITF found that Ms Nagle established how the Canrenone had entered her body and that there had been no intent to enhance her sporting performance. As Canrenone is classified as a “specified substance” under the 2009 Programme, Ms Nagle is entitled to a discretionary reduction from the standard two-year period of Ineligibility that would otherwise have applied under the lex mitior provision of the 2009 WADA Code.

The ITF confirmed the commission of a Doping Offence on 29 March and determined that Ms Nagle should be suspended from participation for a period of sixteen months, the start of which is back-dated to the date of sample collection, and thus ends on 28 November 2009, and that her results from the Nordic Light event should be disqualified, with resulting forfeiture of ranking points and prize money won at those events.

The decision with reasons is available below. Any party wishing to appeal the decision has
three weeks to do so from receipt of the written decision.
 

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Has she not played since the date of collection? If not then why is it back dated to then?
 

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Has she not played since the date of collection? If not then why is it back dated to then?
I remember seeing her in Acapulco's players party wearing ridicously huge sunglasses all night :haha:
 

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That's not new, is it? I had heard it already, because of some cream it seems.
 

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I wonder if she said the test was positive because she was pregnant. :p

And if she'll next play for Kazakhstan. :devil:
 

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As I told before, I heard that it was from some cream she put on her muscle once, and that got into her blood.
 

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Okay. If the intent was not malicious, WHY IS SHE BEING SUSPENDED?

These doping rules and officials are getting way out of hand. :eek: Cocaine, performance enhancing? Being the moral police and SUSPENDING players are two different things.
 

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That sounds to me like one of those prescription acne creams.

Common sense should be applied.
 

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That's the point. If the likes of Williams or Sharapova would have gotten tested positive for a freaking cream or whatever their lawyers would have gotten her out of the problem FAST! But since is the random Nagle who cares :help:
 

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It makes them look like they're actually making an effort to sort out the doping problem.
 

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Thats awfull to hear. I was wondering why she hadn't played since march 8th of this year. She had a pretty good 2008 in doubles with Borwell and is currently still ranked #99 in the world. I really hope they get to the bottom of this. I'm hoping she is innocent and the cream is the reason why the test came up dirty :sad:
 

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I still remember when Mariano Hood (argentinian doubles specialist) was suspended because of a substance contained in some sort of hair-growing substance.

Poor Courtney. And poor Sarah, too. Grass season is just around the corner and now she has no stable partner left.
 

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Wow. Poor Courtney. I think we are all positive that no enhancement was intended. I think this rule is ridiculous. The punishment, is way too harsh :eek:
I wonder if she appealed, if not, then i'm a little suspicious :lol:

Sarah :hug:
 
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