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James Stewart Fails Test, Suspended by FIM

Friday, June 20, 2014
James Stewart claimed the opening moto victory at Thunder Valley.
Yoshimura Suzuki rider James Stewart has been provisionally suspended by the FIM after a urine sample taken after the Seattle Supercross round back in April tested positive for "an adverse analytical finding of amphetamine." Stewart currently sits third in the 2014 AMA Pro Motocross standings.
Yoshimura Suzuki rider James Stewart has been provisionally suspended by the FIM after failing a doping test. Urine samples were taken from Ryan Dungey, Ryan Villopoto, and Stewart after the Seattle Supercross round April 12 and Stewart’s came up positive for “an Adverse Analytical Finding of Amphetamine.” The samples were examined by a World Anti-Doping Agency-accredited lab out of Cologne, Germany. The provisional suspension starts today, June 20, until further notice.

Stewart is being suspended under Article 7.6 of the FIM Anti-Doping Code that states “If analysis of an A Sample has resulted in an Adverse Analytical Finding for a Prohibited Substance, and a review in accordance with Article 7.1.2 does not reveal an applicable TUE or departure from the International Standard for Testing or the International Standard for Laboratories that caused the Adverse Analytical Finding, FIM shall Provisionally Suspend the Rider pending the hearing panel’s determination of whether he/she has committed an anti-¬≠doping rule violation.”

Stewart has the right to request and be present for the testing of his B sample. If his B sample is clean, his provisional suspension would be removed under Article 7.6.4. Stewart is entitled to a timely provisional hearing, and the FIM International Disciplinary Court (CDI) will review the case. 

Yoshimura Suzuki issued a press release stating that Stewart did indeed "show a positive result for a substance on the WADA 2014 Prohibited List," but that it is from a medication Stewart has been prescribed by a physician to treat a long-term condition. Yoshimura said Stewart is "willingly communicating with WADA and taking all appropriate steps to resolve this matter and plans to be at the starting gate at the Tennessee National in Blountville, TN on June 28th, 2014."
FIM stated “Under the World Anti-Doping Code and the FIM Anti-Doping Code, the FIM is unable to provide any additional information at this time.”

Stewart has just been getting into a groove in Pro Motocross, winning the overall in the last round at High Point after a 1-1 finish in addition to posting a strong second-place showing at Thunder Valley. He currently sits third in the 2014 AMA Pro Motocross standings with 161 points. 

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butthead1   January 25, 2015 01:37 AM
stewart....you the man take back whats rightfully yours the CHAMPIONSHIP so you smoke alittle get back on that bike and ride...you should of stayed with Yamaha but o-well..#1
themountain   June 30, 2014 07:54 AM
@shnapper: Well, dumbass....obviously I was right that the situation would never happen in the US....money talks , BS walks , huh? Suzuki blow some sugar up the right ass and...voila..he can start....pathetic!
fertildirt   June 25, 2014 09:08 PM
Or, evidently, crashiness!
Shnapper   June 24, 2014 10:14 PM
Mountain... He has been cleared to compete...On another note.. Go back to school, learn how to spell and answer a question properly you douche!
themountain   June 21, 2014 06:49 PM
Hey shnapper...do you think a US labor had him tested positive?? I dont think so. Only thing OI can say is that it hit exactly the right one...I think he is a doush and deserve that sentence.
Shnapper   June 21, 2014 04:49 PM
April 12th test.... June 20th suspension? Why are the Nazi's testing for AMA Supercross? Do we not have the means here in the USA to get the results quicker? I guess I need to know more about why the FIM has there nose is this? I admittedly am not knowledgeable on certain aspects of this story so someone fill me in as to why the FIM and why so long for results?
WillyB   June 21, 2014 01:35 PM
If he is ADHD, Adderal or something similar, prescribed by a doctor, doesn't give an advantage, but levels the playing field. Without these meds, when needed, the drug doesn't hype a person up, it simply helps them stay focused.
JustRetireBubba   June 20, 2014 12:16 PM
"prescribed by a physician to treat a long-term condition" Yeah, slowness.