TJD-AD 2018-031 Disciplinary Decision - Athletics
March 13, 2018
On 13 March 2018 the Brazilian Sports Justice Anti-Doping Tribunal (TJD-AD Panel) decided to impose a 30 year period of ineligibility on the Athlete for his 3rd anti-doping rule violation after his A and B samples tested positive for the prohibited substance Recombinant Human Erythropoietin (rhEPO).
Previously the Athlete was sanctioned for 2 months until December 2010 for the presence of Oxilofrine (methylsynephrine) and again sanctioned for 4 years until October 2016 for the presence of Erythropoietin (EPO).
Hereafter the Athlete appealed the decision with the TJD-Appeal Panel and argued the iron supplement he had used had increased his EPO level. Yet, the Appeal Panel rejected this argument because exogenous rhEPO was found in the Athlete's samples and not endogenous EPO.
Therefore the TJD-AD Appeal Panel decides on 6 June 2018 to uphold the First Instance Decision for the imposition of a 30 year sanction and to dismiss the Athlete's appeal.