Mauricio Fiol Pulls Out of Home Pan American Games After Second Positive Doping Test

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Peruvian swimmer Mauricio Fiol announced on Thursday he has pulled out of the 2019 Pan American Games due to a positive doping test, multiple sources have reported. Fiol won the silver medal in the 2015 Pan American Games for Peru but was disqualified for testing positive for stanozolol, the same substance that Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson famously tested positive for in the 1988 Olympic Games.

Fiol had been suspended four years and was hoping to make his return to competition at a home Pan American Games in Lima next week. But Fiol tested positive for the same substance again, ending his chances at competing next week. He was set to swim all three relays for Peru.

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