Jones has now tested positive for an illegal substance for the second time, which could land him a four-year suspension, unable to compete until he’s 34 years of age. Going through this before, Jones should be checking to see if any supplements contain illegal substances, as well as what he can and can’t take. Though it’s a huge offence, especially with Jones’ previous failed drug test under USADA, the oral steroid can be found in 42 supplements , including some that are available at GNC. This means that it is relatively easy to test positive for, unknowing it’s a part of the powdered formula. This could be the case for Jones.
These are questions likely to be asked by the “number of athletes” referred to by Mutko who have filed lawsuits in connection to turinabol AAFs. The Sports Integrity Initiative has asked the IOC for more information on how the turinabol test was developed. If it is correct that a large number of AAFs have been processed on the back of a test developed by Rodchenkov – and that test is flawed as alleged by Mutko and others – then the IOC could face similar issues with turinabol to those encountered in processing ADRVs involving meldonium and clenbuterol .