Jamie Dallimore receives three-year ban for anti-doping rule violation

Jamie Dallimore in action for Barrow

Former Barrow Raiders half-back Jamie Dallimore has received a three-year ban from all sport following a first Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV) for the presence of a banned substance in his urine sample.

UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) collected an out-of-competition urine sample from the player at his home address in October 2021. The urine sample returned an Atypical Finding (ATF) for clenbuterol.

Clenbuterol is an anabolic agent used to gain muscle and burn fat. The drug is banned at all times under the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List.

UKAD wrote to Dallimore on 2 December 2021 to enquire about the circumstances of his ATF. On the same date, Dallimore responded and explained that the ATF was likely the result of him having taken a tablet given to him by a friend to help boost energy and burn fat whilst playing amateur football on 14 October 2021.

Dallimore accepted the charges and had his ban reduced from four years to three. It will expire December 15 2024.

Speaking on the case, UKAD Director of Operations, Pat Myhill said: “Athletes are solely responsible for what goes into their bodies. They should never assume that something is safe to take without checking it first.

“There are potentially damaging side effects to using anabolic agents, such as clenbuterol, not just to an athlete’s career and their sport but to their own health. It is simply not worth the risk.

“We encourage all athletes to take the time to check what they are taking. And to learn more about the rules and their responsibilities via our educational resources on the UKAD website or the 100% me app.”

More on Jamie Dallimore

Barrow confirmed the departure of Dallimore ahead of the 2022 Championship campaign.

He had been with the Raiders since 2016 and was a key figure in Paul Crarey’s side. The 33-year-old helped the side win promotion back to the Championship in 2021. He was also nominated for League 1’s Player of the Year that year.

Dallimore also previously appeared for Oldham and North Wales Crusaders.

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