TJD-AD 2019-144 Appeal Decision - Football

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TJD-AD 2018-043 Disciplinary Decision - Football
May 22, 2018

The Football player received on 22 May 2016 a 6 month period of ineligibility after he tested positive for the prohibited substance Anastrozole, starting on the date of the provisional suspension, i.e. on 21 February 2018. In First Instance it was accepted that the violation was not intentional and the result of a contamined supplements produced in a compounding pharmacies.

Hereafter in May 2018 both the Athlete and the Brazilian Doping Control Authority (ABCD) appealed the Decision with the TJD-AD Appeal Tribunal.

The Athlete asserted that analysis in an independent laboratory had established that the supplement in question was contaminated. Also he disputed the irregularities that occurred during the chain of custody.

The ABCD did not accept the test result and evidence of the contaminated supplement in question because ABCD had not been involved in the analysis in a laboratory as ordered by the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF).

Nevertheless the Rapporteur considered the parties arguments and accepts the evidence and conclusions made in First Instance regarding the anti-doping rule violation and the contaminated supplement in the Appealed Decision.

Therefore the TJD-Appeal Panel decides on 15 December 2018 to dismiss the appeals filed by the Athlete and ABCD and to uphold the Appealed Decision.

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15 February 2019
Souza, Marcel
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Brazilian Sports Justice Anti-Doping Tribunal (TJD-AD)
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Circumstantial evidence
No intention to enhance performance
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Football (FIFA) - International Football Federation
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Autoridade Brasileira de Controle de Dopagem (ABCD) - Brazilian Doping Control Authority
Tribunal de Justiça Desportiva Antidopagem (TJD-AD) - Brazilian Sports Justice Anti-Doping Tribunal
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S4. Hormone And Metabolic Modulators
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7 December 2021
Date of last modification
4 January 2022
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