Sport Ireland 2023 SI Disciplinary Decision 20239397

In August 2023 Sport Ireland reported an anti-doping rule violation against the Athlete after his sample tested positive for the prohibited substance Cocaine. Following notification a provisional suspension was ordered and the Athlete filed a statement in his defence.

The Athlete explained with evidence that prior he underwent medical treatment in a hospital and had used prescribed medication. Nevertheless Sport Ireland determined that his prescribed medication was permitted and that his medical treatment could not explain the presence of Cocaine in his sample. 

Hereafter the Athlete admitted the recreational use of Cocaine in June 2023. Thereupon the Athlete failed to respond to Sport Ireland's communications, nor provided corroborating evidence that his use of Cocaine had occurred out-of-competition.

In October 2023 Sport Ireland established that the Athlete failed to dispute the asserted anti-doping rule violation within the set deadline. Accordingly Sport Ireland deemed that the Athlete has admitted the anti-doping rule violation, to have waived a hearing, and to have accept the proposed sanction.

Therefore Sport Ireland decides on 20 December 2023 to impose a 4 year period of ineligibility on the Athlete, starting on the date of the provisional suspension, i.e. on 3 August 2023.

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