Badr Hari is in trouble. The Moroccan kick-boxer was suspended 19 months for anti-doping rule violations. This is what the world kick-boxing organization, Glory, announced via a statement made public on its official website.
“Moroccan kick-boxer Badr Hari was suspended for 19 months after tests at GLORY 51 Rotterdam revealed a violation of the Doping Autoriteit,” the statement said.
“GLORY takes a firm stand against the use of substances (…). The organization is committed to remaining a leader in the fight against the use of performance-enhancing substances in our sport,” said Marshall Zelaznik, CEO of the proceeding.
Recall that Dutch media had claimed that traces of doping substances were found in the urine of Hari, following his victory against the Dutch Hesdy Gerdes on March 4.
In addition, four other kickboxers were also sanctioned. The tests were carried out by Doping Autoriteit Netherlands (DAN), while the sanctions were taken by the Instituut Sportrechtspraak (ISR), the national sports authority of the Netherlands.