I'm the president of a Tri Club that has been around 13 or so years. We are in a US metro area, with 400+ members. Never had to deal with doping issues so this is new ground for me and our board.
Well liked, highly visible club member, 40+, recently admitted, before a group of club members, to being diagnosed with Low Testosterone by his doctor. They choose to move forward with implanted testosterone pellets to deliver a "steady, low dose of testosterone to an individual for up to 6 months at a time." The club member is a middle of the pack athlete at full or half distance, but could get on the podium at local races (sprint/oly). They have not been on the podium, that I am aware of, since this treatment began.
I understand that under WADA rules, this treatment would disqualify the athlete and lead to a likely 2 year suspension. It has been voiced to me, by other club members, that this individual needs to sideline himself for 2 years because of the treatment. Or, walk away from any podium position in the future, not enter a race that has a lottery entry (London/Chicago/Tokyo marathon), walk away from any rolldown or qualifying spots, etc...
Wondering about opinions on the issue, if any other clubs have had to deal with similar situations and what had been done, or if any individuals have been in a similar situation and what you have done. The info is out there because the member opened his mouth, so with that knowledge I don't feel that we can just turn a blind eye even if it is a medical issue.
Thanks in advance.