A baseball player of the Panamanian national team that competed in the Central American and Caribbean Games Barranquilla 2018 tested positive for anabolic, in a doping test prior to the games, a sorce reported to EFE today.
"The control was not in the Barranquilla Games, it was a control out of competition, two weeks prior to the regional competition," said the source linked to the world anti-doping movement.
The player was controlled by the anabolic Stanozolol (Winstrol), which according to the source is "prohibited at all times."
The source said that "the player's name cannot be revealed until the Panamanian Baseball Federation (Fedebeis) finishes the process of notification, hearing and sanction."
"Fedebeis was notified a week ago (...) they must be in that process," said the interviewee.
Regarding the sanction that can fall upon the infringing athlete, it "may be 4 years" of suspension, although "we must see aggravating and mitigating causes determined by the hearing," he said.
In the Barranquilla 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games, which took place from July 19 to August 3, around 700 anti-doping controls were conducted inside and outside the competition, while in Panama before the joust, about 20 tests were made, the expert expressed.