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Philip Tinklin gets sport ban over steroids trafficking

The father of five boxers has become the first person to be given a lifetime sports ban after admitting the supply of anabolic steroids.

Philip Tinklin, 43, from south Wales, has received the first lifetime ban from UK Anti-Doping (UKAD).

His 20-year-old daughter, champion amateur boxer Sophie Tinklin, has been given a four-year ban.

The pair were found to be in breach of three anti-doping rules by the National Anti-Doping Panel.

Tinklin, from Risca in Caerphilly county, is the first person to be banned from involvement in sporting competitions for life since UKAD formed in 2009.

  • 04 Aug 2014
  • From the section Wales