Nicole Walker Provisionally Suspended in Doping Case

first_imgThe Fédération Équestre Internationale (FEI) has announced today that the results of samples collected from Canadian Show Jumping Team athlete, Nicole Walker, during the Lima 2019 Pan American Games tested positive for the cocaine metabolite benzoylecgonine, a Prohibited Substance under the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Code.Effective immediately, Walker is provisionally suspended from participating in FEI and Equestrian Canada (EC) sanctioned activities in accordance with WADA’s Mandatory Provisional Suspension requirements.EC is firmly committed to clean sport. We also believe in standing behind our athletes, and fully support Walker during this challenging situation. EC will be working closely with Walker and her legal team as appropriate next steps are determined.In order to maintain the integrity of the ongoing legal process, EC will not comment further on this case.Stay tuned for an in-depth report from Horse Sport. Tags: Nicole Walker, 2019 Pan American Games, Email* SIGN UP We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Horse Sport Enews More from Show Jumping:Tribunal Satisfied That Kocher Made Prolonged Use of Electric SpursAs well as horse abuse, the US rider is found to have brought the sport into disrepute and committed criminal acts under Swiss law.Washington International Horse Show Returns to TryonTIEC will again provide the venue for the WIHS Oct. 26-31 with a full schedule of hunter, jumper and equitation classes.Setback for Spanish Rivals in Morrissey ‘Major League’ DisputeBy approving the MMG’s new league, the FEI says it is not de-recognizing the original NEL concept and that there is room for both series.Thunderbird Show Park Cancels 2021 Nations CupDue to an extension of the current pandemic restrictions, the venue is unable to host the Canadian Premier and Odlum Brown BC Open.last_img read more