On 7 November 2022 the National Doping Control Commission of Chile (CNCD) reported an anti-doping rule violation against the Chile Athlete Jennifer Gonzalez Caro after her sample - provided in Chile in May 2022 - tested positive for the prohibited substance Recombinant Erythropoietin (rhEPO).
On 10 November 2022 the South American Sports Organization (ODESUR) reported also an anti-doping rule violation against the Athlete after her sample - provided in Paraguay in October 2022 - tested positive for rhEPO.
Consequently ODESUR ruled on 30 March 2023 that the Athlete had committed an anti-doping rule violation and disqualified her results obtained at the South American Games in Paraguay. Thereupon the case was referred to World Athletics to initiate further proceedings.
Thereupon on 16 May 2023 the Tribunal Expertos En Dopaje Chile (TED) decided to impose a sanction of 4 years on the Athlete for the presence of rhEPO in her sample she provided in Chile in May 2022.
Hereafter in September 2022 the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU), on behalf of World Athletics, reported multiple anti-doping rule violation against the Athlete based on the Decisions rendered by TED and ODESUR.
Following notification the Athlete failed to respond to the AIU communications within the set deadline. Consequently the AIU determines that the Athlete was deemed to have waived her right for a hearing and accepted the consequences.
Further the AIU considers that there are aggravating circumstances present in this case because the Athlete had used rhEPO on multiple occasions over at least 5 months. These violations justify the imposition of a more sever sanction.
Therefore the AIU decides on 16 October 2023 to impose a 6 year period of ineligibility on the Athlete, starting on the date of the provisional suspension ordered in Chile, i.e on 7 November 2022.