Issued on behalf of Swim Ireland and Sport Ireland

24th June 2020

Swim Ireland and Sport Ireland today jointly announced that Robert Powell has committed an anti-doping rule violation.

In an out of competition doping control test on the 28th November 2019, he provided a sample, which tested positive for the presence of a prohibited substance, Clostebol. Robert Powell has accepted a period of ineligibility of one year commencing on the 28th of November 2019.

Sport Ireland’s reasoned decision pursuant to Article 7.6.4 is available HERE.

Pursuant to Article 9.3, the Athlete’s results from 28 November 2019 (the date of Sample collection) to 10 January 2020 (the date of Provisional Suspension) are Disqualified, including a forfeiture of any medals, points and prizes.


Further information:

Sport Ireland: David Gash [email protected]

Swim Ireland: Trish Mayon