• Norway’s Geir Helgemo tests positive for testosterone
• Helgemo stripped of all titles from 2018 World Bridge Series
Fri 1 Mar 2019 10.54 EST
The world No 1 bridge player has been suspended after failing a drugs test.
Geir Helgemo, who is Norwegian but represents Monaco in bridge events, tested positive for synthetic testosterone and the female fertility drug clomifene at a World Bridge Series event in Orlando in September.
After accepting he had breached anti-doping rules, Helgemo was suspended by the World Bridge Federation (WBF) until 20 November. He also had all titles, medals and points from the 2018 World Bridge Series revoked.
Kari-Anne Opsal, president of the Norwegian Bridge Federation, said the drugs were “not performance enhancing”. …The World Bridge Federation (WBF) is recognised by the International Olympic Committee and as such abides by World Anti-Doping Agency rules.
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