News broke on Saturday, April 2, 2016 that Dr. Mark Bonar, a British doctor doped 150 athletes. These claims are coming from reporters that apparently recorded Bonar undercover admitting the information. Story was first reported by the Sunday Times.
Since then both Bonar and people involved are denying such allegations, dubbing them “rubbish” false information. Such clients being accused are an England cricketer, British Tour de France cyclists, a British boxing champion, tennis players and martial arts competitors as well as footballers from the clubs of Arsenal, Chelsea, and Leicester City.
An investigation by the United Kingdom Anti-Doping (UKAD), anti-doping agency in Britain is happening immediately. This is, however, is not the first time they have encounter crossroads with Dr. Bonar. Two years ago Bonar was accused of a similar action, but later dropped because no one could pinpoint him to one sport.
Drugs that Dr. Bonar allegedly had purchase for his clients were banned substances such as erythropoietin (EPO), steroids, and human growth hormones (HGH). Bonar is also not a licensed doctor in the United Kingdom. The Omniya Clinic in London ended their professional contract with Bonar after knowledge of information leaked out. He held private consultations there.
This news is not good for the country of England. Football in England is now under scrutiny and with the upcoming Olympics in Rio, there shall be more investigations. The Premier League clubs shall continue to deny these clubs. The Sunday Times have no concrete evidence yet of the claims. We shall stay tune to see what unfolds.