FINA Communication Department

On December 10, 2016, the water polo player Olaf Bakker (NED) was tested positive to the prohibited substances 19-norandrosterone, 19-noretiocholanolone, nandrolone, boldenone (Class S.1.1.B Endogenous Anabolic Androgenic Steroids), stanozolol (Class S.1.1.A Exogenous Anabolic Androgenic Steroids) and tamoxifen (Class S.4 Hormone and Metabolic Modulators) following an in-competition doping control test conducted on the occasion of the water polo competitions.


The Anti-Doping Authority of Netherlands imposed in accordance with art 10.6.3 of the WAD Code a sanction of three (3) years’ and three (3) months ineligibility on the athlete starting on January 19, 2017, the day of his provisional suspension. All competitive results obtained by the athlete since December 10, 2016 were disqualified with all resulting consequences including forfeiture of any title, award, medals, points, prizes, etc.