Sport Ireland and IABA Confirm Anti-Doping Rule Violation


Irish Athletic Boxing Association and Sport Ireland jointly announce that the Irish Sport Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel determined that boxer Evan Metcalfe committed an anti-doping rule violation.

Evan Metcalfe has been sanctioned by a period of ineligibility of 4 months commencing on the 19th of April 2018. In a doping control test immediately following his participation at the National Elite Boxing Championship in the National Stadium, he provided a sample which tested positive for the presence of a prohibited substance, carboxy-THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). Mr Metcalfe’s results from the 24th of February 2018 are also disqualified.

The hearing was held under Article 8 (Disciplinary Process) of the Irish Anti-Doping Rules and this announcement is made pursuant to Article 15 (Public Disclosure) of the Rules.

The full Decision of the Disciplinary Panel is available at: https://www.sportireland.ie/Anti-Doping/Current-Sanctions/

Mr Metcalfe has filed an appeal and the appeal hearing has yet to take place.