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London rugby league player becomes first British athlete suspended for evading drug test

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LONDON - A London rugby league player has become the first British athlete to be banned for evading a drug test.

UK Anti-Doping said on Tuesday that Sebastian Kolasa, who made just one substitute appearance for London Skolars in 2013, avoided an out-of-competition test conducted at his club last August. He has been suspended for 15 months following an appeal hearing.

The UK Anti-Doping agency said the case marks UK's first anti-doping rule violation for evasion.

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