Former junior Ramirez suspended 4 years

After a provisional doping suspension issued last June (which we wrote about here), former top junior César Ramirez has learned his fate.

The Mexican player received a four-year ban, backdated to April 12, 2018.


The story is complex. (You can read the full report here).

In a nutshell, either Ramirez wanted a trainer he was working with to take the fall.

Or the trainer, Alvaro Gonzalez, switched to banned drugs to get better results – to advance his own career.

Either way – the lesson is obvious: don’t deal with random trainers in random gyms that you don’t know very well.

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