Conor Dwyer, a two-time Olympic swimming relay champion, announced retirement after being banned through the Tokyo Olympics for having testosterone pellets surgically implanted into his body and failing three drug tests in late 2018.
“This is an unfortunate end to an incredible chapter of my life,” was posted on Dwyer’s social media. “I believe that things happen for a reason, and I can’t wait to share with you all the next chapter of my life.”
Dwyer said in a press release that he “made an honest but unfortunate mistake” with the pellets, saying a doctor assured him they were legal.
An independent panel banned him 20 months, retroactive to Dec. 21, according to the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.
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