Bolt Hits Out At Random Drugs Test
Bolt took to social media to express his discontent about receiving a notice for a drugs test on Monday.
The former sprint king, trying to carve out a career as a professional footballer in Australia, posted a video on his Instagram page but has since deleted it.
In the video Bolt said: “I asked the lady, ‘Why am I getting drug tested when I haven’t signed for a club yet?’ And she said they told her I’m an elite athlete so I have to get tested.”
The 32-year-old Jamaican is a trialist Down Under and started his first game for Australian top-tier team Central Coast Mariners, where he bagged a brace, in Friday’s friendly.
And despite his heroics he remains no nearer to signing a contract with the A-League club, although has to comtemplate the offer of a two-year deal with Maltese club champions Valletta FC – who are cashrolled by cash-rich Dubai investors.
Bolt added: “So guys I’ve retired from track and field, looking to become a footballer, but look at this .”
“How am I going to get a drug test today? I’m not even a professional footballer yet. Seriously.”
Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority [ASADA] have refused to discuss Bolt’s case and issued a statement.
It read: “ASADA cannot discuss specific testing missions. Effective testing programs are critical to protect the integrity of sport and the right of athletes to compete on a level playing field.”
Australia’s national anti-doping scheme applies to any athlete competing in a sport that has an anti-doping policy, such as the Football Federation Australia [FFA].
Rule 25 of FFA’s national anti-doping policy 2015 states that the policy applies to all participants, including athletes “registered with, compete, train or trial with any club, team, association or league involved in our sport”.
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