ITF 2022 ITF vs Bastián Malla

In April 2022 the International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA) on behalf of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) reported an anti-doping rule violation against the Chile tennis player Bastián Malla after his sample tested positive for the prohibited substance Cannabis.

After notification the Athlete gave a prompt admission, waived his right for a hearing, accepted a provisional suspension and the sanction proposed by the ITIA. He testified with evidence that he had used Cannabis recreationally in a context unrelated to sport performance.

The ITIA accepted that the violation was not intentional and occurred out-of-competition. Because the Athlete demonstrated that he underwent an approved Substance of Abuse treatment program the ITIA reduced the sanction down to one month.

Therefore the ITIA decides on 10 May 2022 to impose a 1 month period of ineligibility on the Athlete, starting on the date of the provisional suspension, i.e. on 6 April 2022.

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10 May 2022
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12 December 2022
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15 December 2022
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