The International Hockey Federation (FIH) wish to inform about the outcome of the B-samples from anti-doping tests of two Spanish players which took place during the Women’s World Hockey Olympic Qualifier in Baku, Azerbaijan, in April 2008.

The FIH informed the athletes that the B-samples from both players have shown the same adverse analytical findings as the A-samples.

In accordance with the provisions in the FIH Anti-Doping Policy, which is in line with the World Anti-Doping Code, both players requested a hearing before the FIH Judicial Commission.  These hearings, which will take place before the end of June 2008, will determine whether or not an anti-doping rule violation has been committed and, if so, what the sanction should be.