In its decision, the National Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel states that the athlete in question failed to establish the he bore no significant fault or negligence and thus it ruled it has found Keith Galea in breach of Anti-Doping Regulations, 2015 [3 (2) (a) and (b)] and the WADA Code (Art. 2.3). Consequently, the Panel concludes that a four-year period of ineligibility applies and such shall commence from the date of the provisional suspension being the 14th of July 2017, that is until the 13 July 2021.
The Malta Triathlon Federation has taken note of this decision and will comply to the fullest by it.
The Malta Triathlon Federation, while utterly condemning the use of prohibited substances in sport and confirming its zero-tolerance to such methods, once again direct its members and athletes to ensure at all times and at all costs to protect the integrity of sports, to save-guard their well-being and to respect and honour the intrinsic value of sport and triathlon.
The Executive Board
Malta Triathlon Federation
8 March 2018 - 22:35