TJD-AD 2021-005 Disciplinary Decision - Athletics
March 9, 2021
On 9 March 2021 the TJD-AD decided to impose a 4 year period on an Athlete after he tested positive for the prohibited substances Canrenone, Modafinil and Oxandrolone. Also a 4 year period of ineligibility was imposed on the Athlete's sports Doctor for the administration of these substances.
Hereafter the Doctor appealed the TJD-AD decision with the TJD-AD Appeal Tribunal.
The Doctor denied that he had acted intentionally and that the substances were used as prescibed medication for the treatment of the Athlete as an amateur in order to recover from his injuries. Yet ABCD's medical team deemed that Oxandrolone is an invalid medication for the treatment of injuries and Canrenone is only allowed with a TUE when other effective medications were unavailable.
The Rapporteur finds that the Doctor only sought a medical justification for the administration of the substances and that he ignored the breaches of anti-doping rules. Further the Rapporteur observes that the Doctor repeatedly failed to attend the hearings without a jusitification or due to unsubstantiated Covid-19 contraction.
In view of the anti-doping rules the Rapporteur rejected the Doctor's arguments for annulment of the Appealed Decision and concludes that the Doctor intentionally had administered the prohibited substances. There was also no medical justification for the application of these prohibited substances.
Therefore the TJD-AD Appeal Tribunal decides on 29 April 2021 to dismiss the Doctor's appeal and to uphold the sanction of a 4 year period of ineligibility imposed in the Appealed Decision.