More Drugs in Swimming
Giving a warning to Cielo may have been a bad decision on the part of the Brazilian federation. Along with his three teammates, each were only given a slap on the wrist when a banned drug was found in their tests. The court of Sport will hear more about this in a hearing being held in Shanghai.
Cielo’s explanation for the drug showing up on tests seemed weak and need a bit more information which is why an appeal on the decision was made. If the challenge proves that the four were at fault in using furosemide, they could each be banned for two years, thus barring Cielo from the 2012 Games in London.