In the Premier League, a total of 15 professionals are said to have tested positive in doping controls between 2015 and 2020. That reports the Daily Mail. So there were no locks.
The most lucrative league in the world is now threatened with discussions about doping. In twelve cases, performance-enhancing drugs were detected, writes the British newspaper – including drugs known from cycling such as the anti-inflammatory triamcinolone or the growth hormone HGC. Other proven drugs include amphetamines and the stimulant Ritalin.
Not one of these professionals was blocked. The responsible anti-doping agency in the United Kingdom (UKAD) pointed out that it was mostly unintentional income. Other cases had submitted an exemption.
However, these are very controversial because it cannot be ruled out that they are issued to professionals without medical necessity. According to the report, 15 out of 24 players outside the Premier League were suspended for between three months and four years.