A 27-year-old long distance runner is facing disciplinary action after allegedly filling a fake penis with clean urine in order to beat a doping test. Devis Licciardi had just finished a 10km race at Molfetta when officials asked him to take a urine test.
He allegedly told the doctor he preferred to be alone during the test but the doctor refused, citing anti-doping laws that require a doctor to be in attendance. Licciardi was caught attempting to siphon off uncontaminated urine from the fake "member" concealed in his underwear.
Licciardi, who is a member of the Italian air force team, faces a possible two year suspension if found guilty of the offense.
Fake penises are all the rage on the internet for those trying to beat drug tests. One website offers "The Original Whizzinator" and boasts of "life-like" prosthetic penises that are accompanied by packets of dehydrated, uncontaminated urine, which can be turned into liquid with a chemical heat pack.
One pleased customer wrote this glowing testimonial:
I absolutely love the wizinator touch. I passed my drug test with ease and the person giving the test watched me pee!!! It is worth every penny real talk.
What an idiot...the guy didn't even spell Whizzinator right.