Robert Farah’s Doping Ban Lifted, Set To Compete In Dubai
No. 1 doubles player, Robert Farah has been reinstated after been suspended by ITF’s anti-doling programme. Farah, 32, was charged with an anti doping rule violation after a urine sample he sent as part of an Out-of-Competition testing mission came back positive with Boldenone, a banned substance prohibited under category S1 of the 2019 World Anti-Doping Agency prohibited list.
However, Robert contested the judgement, giving an account of how the substance got into his system (from eating contaminated meat in his home country) which was accepted on the grounds that he has no fault or negligence for the violation. His suspension was set to take effect from 21 January 2020, causing him to miss the Australian Open, it was immediately overturned, giving him eligibility to return back to competitions and is expected to compete next week in Dubai.