Lausanne, 12 November 2009
Lausanne, 12 November 2009- The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has upheld the appeal filed by the “Ufficio delle procura anti-doping” (UPA) of the Italian national Olympic Committee (CONI) against the decision of 27 February 2009, issued by the CONI National Anti-Doping Tribunal (TNA) concerning the Italian cyclist .... The case of ... was referred to the TNA following a statement of his team mate ... who confessed that he used EPO CERA provided by ... in 2008. However, the TNA exonerated ... of any anti-doping rule infraction due to lack of evidence.
The UPA CONI filed a statement of appeal at the CAS on 14 April 2009 to request that ... be suspended for a period of four years. The CAS Panel in charge of this case has upheld the appeal and has declared the athlete ineligible for a period of four years, commencing on 27 February 2009. Contrary to the findings of the TNA, the CAS Panel considered that a violation of Articles 2.6 and 2.8 of the World Anti-Doping Code (possession of prohibited substances and administration to any athlete of any prohibited substance) was sufficiently established to declare that .. was guilty of an anti-doping violation.(...)
2009-11-13 - Fonte: Dir. Sportivo