In October 2022 the International Football Federation (FIFA) has reported an anti-doping rule violation against the Costa Rican football player Orlando Moisés Galo Calderón after his A and B samples tested positive for the prohibited substance Clostebol
Folowing notification a provisional suspension was ordered. The Athlete filed a statement in his defence and he was heard for the FIFA Disciplinary Committee.
The Athlete accepted the test result and denied the intentional use of the substance. He demonstrated with corroborating evidence that the application of a product to his partner had caused the positive test result.
He explained that his partner underwent surgery while he was in charge of her care. He applied to her a Neobol Spray prescribed by her doctor three times a day, approximately seven days before the sample collection in South Korea.
The Committee finds that the presence of the prohibited substance has been established in the Athlete's sample and accordingly that he committed an anti-doping rule violation.
The Committee accepts the Athlete's explanation that the violation was not intentional and that he had established the source of the prohibited substance. Further the Committee considers that the found concentration of Clostebol in his sample was consistent with his explanation.
The Committee assessed the Athlete's conduct and deems that his degree of fault was light in view of mitigating circumstances in this case.
Therefore the FIFA Disciplinary Committee decides on 25 January 2023 to impose a 1 year period of ineligibility on the Athlete, starting on the date of the provisional suspension, i.e. on 19 October 2022.