CAS 2000_A_270 David Meca-Medina & Igor Majcen vs FINA

TAS 2000/A/270 David Meca-Medina & Igor Majcen v/FINA

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David Meca-Medina (hereafter Appellant 1) is affiliated with the Spanish Swimming Federation, member of FINA, the International Federation governing swimming which is domiciled in Switzerland. Igor Majcen (hereafter Appellant 2) is affiliated with the Slovenian Swimming Federation, also a member of FINA.

The Appellants were each suspended for four years ("the decision") by the FINA doping panel on 8th August 1999, because they had tested positive for metabolites of Nandrolone, specifically norandrosterone ("NA"), as a result of doping control in a competition test conducted on January 31, 1999, after both Appellants took part in a long distance World Cup race in Salvador di Bahia in Brazil finishing first and second respectively.

On August 8, 1999, the FINA Doping Panel issued two separate decisions (“the decisions”) concerning Appellant 1, on the one hand and Appellant 2, on the other hand. In both cases, the Appellants were sentenced to a four-year ban.
By determinations [TAS 99/A/234 & TAS 99/A/235] dated 29 February 2000, the Court of Arbitration for Sport rejected the original appeal by both Appellants against the decisions (“the original award”).

In this Appeal the Court of Arbitration for Sport decides on 1 May 2001:

1.) The appeal of each Appellant is allowed to the extent of substituting a sentence of two years suspension for one of four years (such period to take account of any period already served, but to ignore the period from 20 April 2000 to date in which the Appellant's, pursuant to the arbitration agreement, have been free to compete).

2.) The present award is rendered without costs.

3.) Each party shall bear its own costs

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1 May 2001
Beloff, Michael J.
McLaren, Richard H.
Oswald, Denis
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Nandrolone (19-nortestosterone)
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28 February 2012
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