ANTI DOPING Irish Martial Arts Commission - Carla Patton

Issued on behalf of the Irish Martial Arts Commission and the Irish Sports Council.
September 14, 2006.

The Irish Martial Arts Commission and the Irish Sports Council jointly announced that the Irish Sport Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel has determined that Carla Patton, an athlete affiliated to the Irish Martial Arts Commission, has committed an anti-doping rule violation.

The Panel found that, contrary to Article 2.4 of the Irish Anti-Doping Rules, Ms. Patton violated the applicable requirements regarding athlete availability for out-of-competition testing including failing to provide required whereabouts information.

Ms. Patton has been sanctioned, subject to her right to appeal within 14 days, by the imposition on her of a period of ineligibility of three months.


Further information:  Paul McDermott  Irish Sports Council   087-6486295