Published: Oct. 20, 2009
The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency announced Tuesday that downhill racer J.D. Swanguen has accepted a three-month suspension from competition after testing positive for a metabolite of marijuana at this year’s national championships.
A urine sample provided by the 20-year-old Swanguen at the USA Cycling national mountain bike championships on July 19 of this year tested positive for Carboxy THC, a metabolite of cannabis.
Swanguen accepted a three-month period of ineligibility, which began on October 9, 2009, the day he accepted the sanction. As part of his sanction, the period of ineligibility can be suspended and reduced to time served since he accepted his sanction on October 9, 2009, upon completion of a USADA anti-doping educational program.
Swanguen has also been disqualified from all competitive results achieved on the date of his positive test, through and including the date the doping education program is completed.
Riding as a junior, Swanguen was a silver medalist at the 2007 world championships and competed as an elite rider in 2008, finishing 33rd.