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Sponsor cuts ties with George

2012-11-07 12:05

Johannesburg - A leading sports nutrition supplement brand on Wednesday ended its relationship with professional cyclist David George, the company CEO said.

"We have a zero tolerance policy on doping in sport," USN's Albe Geldenhuys said in a statement.

Distancing the brand from George, Geldenhuys said the company only supplied its ambassadors with product certified free of prohibited substances on the World Anti-doping Association (WADA) list.

Their decision followed Tuesday's announcement by the South African Institute for Drug-free Sport (SAIDS) that George had tested positive for the banned substance, EPO.

USN joined Nedbank 360Life in withdrawing its sponsorship after George failed an out-of-competition doping test on August 29.

Later on Tuesday, George admitted to having used the banned drug and said he was ready to face the consequences.

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Comments
  • wayne.hardaker.3 - 2012-11-07 12:57

    What an idiot!! There are so many sports out there struggling to find sponsors, yet this guy has everything handed to him and throws it away.

  • Jimmy NZ - 2012-11-07 12:58

    No comments...exactly! Nobody in SA has even heard of this dude!

  • renejupp - 2012-11-07 13:04

    he's only sorry because he was caught!!

  • dean.mark.williams - 2012-11-07 13:07

    well clearly the USN wasn't doing a good enough job for his fitness

  • gerrit.viljoen.16 - 2012-11-07 15:07

    The "ties" are those to keep the blood bag in the air?

  • litha.luzipo - 2012-11-07 15:07

    Anc led government is forcing people to go for short cuts. Combrades winner also dopped. where are the real champions. Just hope that my favorate Chad "humble champ" Le clos is doing it without doping.

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