Independent topical source of current affairs, opinion and issues, featuring stories making news in Canada from immigrants, newcomers, minorities & ethnic communities' point of view and interests.

Helgemo: Bridge and Geir Helgemo

helgemo: After accepting he had breached anti-doping rules, Helgemo was suspended by the WBF until Nov. 20, according to CTV. He also had all titles, medals and points from the 2018 World Bridge Series revoked. The federation said on its website Friday that Geir Helgemo, who is Norwegian but represents Monaco in bridge events, tested positive for synthetic testosterone and female fertility drug clomifene at a World Bridge Series event in Orlando, Florida last September. Kari-Anne Opsal, president of the Norwegian Bridge Federation, said the drugs were not performance enhancing. Many within the bridge community know Geir and respect him. In a statement on the federation's website, she said Geir Helgemo...has previously played for the Norwegian national team and is our biggest star. ( As reported in the news.