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Four Olympic jumping horses suspended for doping

Four Olympic jumping horses suspended for doping

Four horses in the Olympic equestrian team jumping competition, including one from Norway's bronze-medal team, were provisionally suspended Thursday for doping.
The test results _ positive for capsaicin in each case _ were announced by the sport's international governing body.
The horse Camiro, ridden by Tony Andre Hansen, was part of Norway's bronze-medal team, and the team could lose its medal. The other three horses are Ireland's Lantinus, ridden by Dennis Lynch; Brazil's Chupa Chup, ridden by Bernardo Alves; and Germany's Coster, ridden by Christian Ahlmann.
Hansen, Lynch and Alves were not allowed to ride in Thursday's individual competition. Ahlmann wasn't entered in the event.
A second blood sample for each horse still must be tested. Capsaicin is prohibited for its pain-relieving properties.
"I can't tell how it was applied," Paul Farrington of the FEI's veterinary commission said. "It's usually in a topical lotion or a paste. It's not administered by mouth."
He said 15 of 49 horses in the competition were randomly chosen for testing, including one from each team that won medals.


Updated : 2021-05-17 17:19 GMT+08:00