Football: Bournemouth fined over doping rules breach

Bournemouth were fined �35,000 ($42,500, 40,000 euros) after accepting a Football Association charge for a breach of anti-doping rules on Thursday.

The Premier League outfit faced sanctions after breaking regulations on providing accurate 'club whereabouts' information.

Clubs must provide accurate details of training sessions and player whereabouts so they are available for drug testing at all times.

A statement from the FA read: "Following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing, AFC Bournemouth have been fined �35,000 and warned as to their future conduct after admitting a breach of the FA's rules on anti-doping.

"The club were charged with failing to ensure their 'club whereabouts' information was accurate, contrary to Regulation 14(d)."

The FA conducts drug testing post-match, at training sessions and at players' home addresses.

Players can be selected for a drug test in either a random or a targeted basis.

Last month, Manchester City were fined the same amount and also given a warning following similar breaches of the anti-doping code.