Olympic hero Peter Bol returned 20 NEGATIVE performance enhancing drug tests after the one positive return that has his career on the brink of ruin

  • Bol finished fourth at the Tokyo Olympics in the 800m in Australian first
  • Now he has returned a positive result for performance enhancing drug EPO
  • Former Aussie athlete reveals Bol returned 20 negative tests after the positive
  • Bol has vowed to clear his name and has asked for two separate B Sample results 

Former Australian track star Matt Shirvington has revealed that under-siege Olympic hero Peter Bol passed 20 drug tests after returning a single positive result for the performance enhancing drug EPO.

Australian Athletics was rocked by the news yesterday that the Tokyo star had been provisionally suspended until the results of his B Sample were returned after Bol returned a positive A Sample from a test on October 11.

EPO is the same drug that disgraced former Tour de France rider confessed to using which boosts the body’s capacity to produce red-blood cells and allows it to use more oxygen. 

Bol’s career is on the line after returning a positive A Sample for the peformance enhancing drug EPO and is now sweating on the results of the B Sample in February

Now Shirvington, a former Aussie sprinter and current media personality, has revealed Bol passed 20 consecutive tests after that positive return.  

‘Peter Bol to be caught up in a debacle like this is devastating for athletics in Australia,’ Shirvington said on 7NEWS.

‘His camp is very confused. Baffled by the situation.

‘My understanding is that Peter Bol had not just this one test, but he has had 20 tests since this one (from October 11) as well, and only one of them has come back positive.’ 

Bol has protested his innocence, surrendering his phone and laptop and has ordered two B Sample analysis results in order to clear his name

Bol has protested his innocence, surrendering his phone and laptop and has ordered two B Sample analysis results in order to clear his name

Bol has protested his innocence and ordered two separate B Samples be analysed to try and clear his name. 

‘To be clear, I have NEVER in my life purchased, researched, possessed, administered or used synthetic EPO or any other prohibited substance,’ he posted on Twitter.

‘Above all, I remain hopeful that the process will exonerate me. My career, hopes and dreams are literally hanging in the balance over these next few weeks, and I ask everyone to respect my privacy as i remain provisionally suspended.’

His manager manager James Templeton said it was a ‘brutal situation’.

‘Pete’s gutted, I’m gutted. I’m sure you can imagine. I believe in Pete’s innocence 100 per cent and completely stand by him.’ 

Bol has been defended by his manager, coach and contemporaries as he fights to clear his name from a positive drug test for performance enhancing drug EPO

Bol has been defended by his manager, coach and contemporaries as he fights to clear his name from a positive drug test for performance enhancing drug EPO

Bol’s coach Justin Rinaldi also defended his athlete in a post on his business Twitter page Fast 8 Track Club.

‘I can 100% confirm that Pete has NEVER even considered taking a performance enhancing drug, let alone inject himself with one,’ he said.

‘We have always been open & transparent in regards to our training and will continue to do so.

‘All we can do is trust in the process and be open and honest.’

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