International Volleyball Federation on Thursday recommended a life ban for the Dominican Republic's team doctor after she used a banned substance to treat a skin rash of one of her players.
FIVB's doping control committee recommended the ban for Maria Josefin Cordeo, who applied a cream containing a banned substance on Evelyn Carrera Pichardo's neck on the day of a match between the Dominican Republic and China at the women's volleyball world championships.
The case came to light last week after Pichardo's positive result from an anti-doping control on the second day of the world championships. A laboratory report indicated the presence of the banned substance Clostebol, an anabolic steroid, in the sample provided by the 35-year-old Dominican Republic player. After a full investigation, the FIVB control committee found that there was no wrongdoing by the player and that Cordeo neglected her duties and should be banned for life from volleyball events as a FIVB team doctor.