US Olympian Bobby Lea given 16-month ban for positive test

Bobby Lea, who competed on the track in the Beijing and London Olympics, tested positive for noroxycodone at the 2015 Track National Championships in August

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Two-time Olympian Bobby Lea, who won bronze in the scratch race at the 2015 Track World Championships in February, has been handed a 16-month ban by USADA after returning a positive test at the 2015 US Track National Championships in August.

Lea tested positive for the narcotic noroxycodone, a metabolite of oxycodone, which the rider claims was the active ingredient in Percocet, a prescription medication he took the night before the nationals, where he won gold in the points race, Madison, individual pursuit, and omnium.

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