Posted March 27, 2014 by Paul W in News

Gabi Garcia tests positive for Clomiphene

Yesterday, the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) released the results of a urine test provided by nine time International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) champion, Gabrielle Garcia, after the 2013 IBJJF World Championships.

According to the press release released by USADA

Garcia, 28, tested positive for Clomiphene ….

Clomiphene is a prohibited substance in the category of “Hormone and Metabolic Modulators” under the USADA Protocol for Olympic and Paralympic Movement Testing, which has adopted the World Anti-Doping Code (the “Code”) and the World Anti-Doping Agency Prohibited List.  Clomiphene is classified as a Specified Substance, and therefore the present of Clomiphene in an athlete’s sample can result in a reduced sanction.

After a thorough review of the case, USADA was able to conclude, to a comfortable satisfaction, that Garcia had not acted negligently and was not at fault for the positive test. Although Garcia was not found to be at fault or to have acted negligently, in accordance with the Code, a violation of the anti-doping rules in connection with an In-Competition test automatically leads to the disqualification of all results obtained in that competition. While her results from the IBJJF World Jiu-Jitsu Championships shall be disqualified, Garcia did not receive a period of ineligibility and, in accordance with the Code, remains eligible to compete.

The full USADA press release is available online.

Clomiphene is often used in the treatment of infertility and the athletic benefits of taking Clomiphene is generally considered to be very limited for female athletes.

Paul W