Nick Ponzio accepts 18-month ban for missing three doping tests

Објављено: 21.12.2023

( The Italian naturalised US shot putter, who will not be competing at Paris 2024, blamed a “mistake on his mobile phone” when he was asked to take part in the mandatory random testing of athletes, according to Italian media.

The Italian Anti-Doping Agency (NADO) has imposed an 18-month ban on shot putter Nick Ponzio for failing to attend three random doping tests. All athletes are required to attend these tests. The NADO said in a statement that his sanction will begin on 28 February 2023 and end on 27 August 2024, meaning that even if he wanted to return to competition, he would not be able to compete at Paris 2024……