BERGAMO, Nov 7 — Atalanta defender Jose Palomino has been cleared of doping charges by the National Anti-Doping Tribunal after his “B” sample had returned a positive test for a banned substance in August, Italian news agency Ansa reported today.

The 32-year-old Argentine was provisionally suspended by Italian authorities earlier this year after he tested positive for a metabolite of clostebol, a steroid on the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) banned list found in some medications.

Atalanta had previously said during investigations that they firmly believed the player’s non-involvement in the affair could be proved.

Reuters has contacted the Serie A club for comment.


Palomino, who joined Atalanta from Bulgarian side Ludogorets in 2017, has made over 200 appearances for the Bergamo-based club in all competitions. — Reuters