Athletics: Runner Devis Licciardi faces hearing for using fake penis to dodge dope test
ROME (AP) - Italian anti-doping authorities have opened an investigation into long-distance runner Devis Licciardi after he reportedly attempted to dodge a drugs test using a fake penis.
Italian media reported that Licciardi was giving a sample following the national 10K championships at Molfetta on Sept 21 when he was discovered trying to siphon off clean urine hidden in a fake penis.
As the 27-year-old prepared to take the test, he had reportedly told a doctor: "I'd like to be alone."
But the doctor refused the request, saying that he needed to be in attendance, in accordance with anti-doping laws, reported The Telegraph.