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Puerto Rico says WADA was notified about Jean Perez's use of 'justified' and 'necessary' medication that needs approval for use, will appeal stripping of Pan American Games doubles gold medal

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Sunday, August 11, 2019 1:00 pm
Cristian Azcona, left, and Jean Perez, right, of Puerto Rico. Photo by United States Bowling Congress.
Jean Perez of Puerto Rico tested positive for a banned drug and the country therefore has been stripped of the gold medal he and teammate Cristian Azcona won in doubles at the Pan American Games last month, Panam Sports announced Sunday in a news release. However, the Olympic Committee of Puerto Rico (COPUR) said it would appeal the ruling. According to this story, COPUR said at a press conference Sunday that Perez notified the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) about the use of the...