ISADDP 2020 SI Disciplinary Decision 20207132

30 Jun 2020

In 2017 Sport Ireland reported an anti-doping rule violation against the go-kart racing driver IS 7132 for evading sample collection. Here the Doping Control Officer (DCO) reported that the Athlete attended the Doping Control Station but decided not to complete the sample collection after receiving a phone call about a medical emergency. Although warned by the DCO about the consequences the Athlete decided to leave the Doping Control Station.

Sport Ireland (SI) accepted that the Athlete had compelling justification for failing to submit to sample collection after the Athlete had produced two letters signed by a doctor of a clinic, confirming there was an emergency appointment for the Athlete and a third party.

Hereafter in April 2019 SI received information that raised doubts about the authenticity of the doctors letters provided by the Athlete. At SI's request the doctor in question confirmed that he never had prepared or signed either of these letters nor had the Athlete attended the clinic for an emergency appointment.

Consequently SI in May 2019 reported two anti-doping rule violations against the Athlete for evading sample collection and Tampering. After notification a provisional suspension was ordered.

The Athlete in his submissions at first gave a prompt admission for evading sample collection but denied the Tampering charge as he believed there was a medical emergency. The Athlete alleged that afterwards he was informed that there was in fact no medical emergycy, that someone else had procured the two forged letters without his knowledge but in spite of this he acknowledged that he had provided those letters to SI.

Investigations conducted by SI into the Athlete revealed through witness statements in detail that the Athlete the night before the race had smoked multiple joints of Cannabis. In the situation the Athlete won the race and might be tested he was informed during the sample collection that there was a medical emergency. Instead of attending a hospital, clinic or doctor he went to a pub.

The Athlete again rejected the new evidence, maintained there was a medical emergency but failed to produce witness statements to rebut the statements of SI's witnesses.

Eventually the Irish Sport Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel settled the case based on the written submissions of the Parties after the Athlete had disengaged from the proceedings and ceased submitting communications.

The Panel deems that the two anti-doping rule violations are to be considered as a single first violation and the sanction based on the violation that carries the more severe sanction. Also it notices that there were some delays in the proceedings not attributed to the Athlete.

Regarding the evidence in this case provided by the Parties the Panel is comfortably satisfied that the Athlete knew at all times that the supposed medical emergency was not true and was designed to provide him with an excuse to evade the sample collection.

Furthermore the Panel finds that the Athlete deliberately sought to deceive SI by providing false medical records to back up the deception while he was willing to persist with this deception until confronted with proof of these lies. Then the Athlete chose to withdraw himself from the process without any explanation as to why.

Therefore on 30 June 2020 the Irish Sport Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel decides to impose a 4 year period of ineligibility on the Athlete starting on the date of the provisional suspension, i.e. on 14 May 2019

SI 2020 SI Disciplinary Decision 20207131

22 May 2020

In January 2020 Sport Ireland (IS) reported an anti-doping rule violation against the swimmer IS-7131 after his sample tested positive for the prohibited substance Clostebol. After notification the Athlete gave a prompt admission, waived his right for a hearing and accepted the sanction proposed by Sport Ireland.

The Athlete denied the intentional use of the substance and asserted that he bears No Significant Fault or Negligence supported by detailed evidence he filed. He explained that he suffered from eczema on his hands since childhood and that he used prescribed cream Denvercort that doesn't contain prohibited substances.

He stated that at the relevant time he was under a great deal of stress and the day before the sample collection he had used the cream to stop the itching on his hands so he could sleep. However he was unaware that he was using an incorrect cream Trofodermin that contains Clostebol while its tube looks very similar to Denvercort.

The Athlete could not explain how the Trofodermin cream came in his possession since he had not purchased the cream and it appeared to be only available in Italy and in Brazil. To explain the cream in his possesion he had contacted athletes he roomed with since 2018 and every friend and family member he hollidayed with since 2018.

SI accepts that the violaton was not intentional and that the Athlete established grounds for No Significant Fault or Negligence. The Athlete demonstrated with evidence how the prohibited substance entered his system and that the positive test was the result of mistaken identity in terms of the two creams.

Further SI considers that the Rome Lab confirmed that the found concentration Clostebol in the Athlete's sample was consistent with his use of the cream the day before the sample collection.

Therefore Sport Ireland decides on 22 May 2020 to impose a reduced 12 month period of ineligibility on the Athlete IS-7131 starting on the date of the sample collection.

SI 2020 SI Disciplinary Decision 20207130

8 Apr 2020

In March 2020 Sport Ireland has reported an anti-doping rule violation against the Gaelic football player IS-7130 after his sample tested positive for the prohibited substance Meldonium.

After notification the Athlete gave a prompt admission, waived his right for a hearing and accepted the sanction proposed by Sport Ireland.

Therefore Sport Ireland decides on 8 April 2020 to impose a 4 year period of ineligibility on the Athlete IS-7130 starting on the date of the sample collection.

ISADDP 2019 SI Disciplinary Decision 20197129

14 May 2020

In December 2019 Sport Ireland (Spórt Éireann) has reported 3 anti-doping rule violations against the wrestler IS-7129 after her sample tested positive for the prohibited substances 5-Methylhexan-2-amine (1,4-dimethylpentylamine), Methylhexaneamine (dimethylpentylamine) and Stanozolol.

After notification a provisional suspension was ordered. The Athlete filed a statement in her defence and although duly informed and invited she failed to attend the hearing of the Irish Sport Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel.

Sport Ireland (SI) contended that the Athlete tested postitive for 3 prohibited substances and requested the Panel to impose a sanction of 4 years. SI argued that the Athlete in her submissions suggested that her medication and contamined supplements she used were probably the source of the positive test. Nevertheless she failed to produce any corroborative evidence in this matter.

Consequently SI holds that the Athlete failed to establish how the substances entered her system. She made no TUE application for her medication and didn't mention her medication and supplements in question on the Doping Control Form.

The Panel finds that the presence of 3 prohibited substances has been established in the Athlete's sample and accordingly she committed an anti-doping rule violation.The Panel deems that an sanction shall be imposed based on the moste severe anti-doping rule violation.

The Panel considered the Athlete's conduct and submissions in this case and concludes that she failed to establish that the violation was not intentional nor grounds for No Significant Fault or Negligence.

Therefore the Irish Sport Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel decides on 14 May 2020 to impose a 4 year period of ineligibility on the Athlete IS-7129 starting on the date of the provisional suspension, i.e. on 4 December 2019.

COLDEPORTES 2017 FCC vs Alejandro Ramirez Calderon

7 Sep 2018

In September 2017 COLDEPORTES reported an anti-doping rule violation against the cyclist Alejandro Ramirez Calderon after an Expert Panel of the Salt Lake City Lab concluded unanimously in January 2020 in their Joint Expert Opinion that the Athlete’s hematological profile “highly likely” showed that he used a prohibited substance or a prohibited method: the use of EPO or Blood doping.

This conclusion of the Expert Panel was based on assessment of 9 blood samples, collected in the period between September 2014 and November 2016 reported in the Athlete’s Biological Passport (ABP). 

After notification the Athlete submitted an explanation about the circumstances surrounding the collected samples. However after consideration the Expert Panel rejected the Athlete’s explanations in their second joint report.

Hereafter the Athlete failed to file a statement in his defence nor attended the hearing of the FCC Disciplinary Commission.

The Disciplinaire Commission considered the validity of the proceedings against the Athlete and the evidence regarding the abnormalities in his ABP. The Commission accepts the conclusion of the Expert Panel that the Athlete had used a prohibited subsance or a prohibited method and accordingly that he had committed an anti-doping rule violation.

Therefore the FCC Disciplinairy Commission decides on 7 September 2018 to impose a 4 year period of inelgibility on the Athlete starting on the date of the decision.

COLDEPORTES 2017 FCC vs Julio Alejandro Torres Castañeda

6 Jul 2018

In July 2017 the Colombian Cycling Federation (FCC) has reported an anti-doping rule violation against the cyclist Julio Alejandro Torres Castañeda after his sample tested positive for the prohibited substance Oxandrolone.

After notification the Athlete admitted the violation, waived his right for a hearing and accepted the sanction. In addition he gave substantial assistance to the FCC regarding the person who provided the substance to him. With evidence of the Athlete's communications with this person the FCC could open disciplinary proceedings against this supplier.

The Disciplinary Commission finds that the presence of a prohibited substance has been established in the Athlete's sample and accordingly that the Athlete has committed an anti-doping rule violation. Further the Commission considers that the Athlete had admitted the violation and provided substantial assistance to the FCC.

Therefore the FCC Disciplinary Commission decides on 6 July 2018 to impose a 3 year period of ineligibility on the Athlete starting on the date of the provisional suspension, i.e. on 14 July 2017.

COLDEPORTES 2017 FECODATLE vs Julieth Paola Caballero Marzola

7 Sep 2018

In March 2018 the Colombian Athletics Federation (FECODATLE) has reported an anti-doping rule violation against the Athlete Julieth Paola Caballero Marzola after her sample tested positive for endogenous 19-norandrosterone (Nandrolone).

After notification a provisional suspension was ordered. The Athlete filed a statement in her defence and she was heard for the FECODATLE Disciplinary Commission.

The Athlete denied the intentional use of the substance and stated that she only had used normal products. She explained that 3 months before the sample collection she had been pregnant but later had a miscarriage. She assumed that hereafter her hormonal disorder could have caused the positive test for endogenous 19-norandrosterone.

The Disciplinairy Commission accepts that the postive test was the result of endogenous production of 19-norandrosterone. Further the Commission considers that the Lab had confirmed that the found substance was endogenous and it had excluded other sources such as genetic doping.

Therefore the Disciplinairy Commissie concludes that No Fault or Negligence had been established and decides on 17 September 2018 to acquit the Athlete and to lift the imposed provisional suspension.

COLDEPORTES 2018 FECODATLE vs Sandra Milena Lemos Rivas

18 Aug 2018

In January 2018 the Colombian Athletics Federation (FECODATLE) has reported anti-doping rule violations against the Athlete Sandra Milena Lemos Rivas after her samples, provided in December 2017 and in March 2018, tested positive for the prohibited substance 19-norandrosterone (Nandrolone).

After notification a provisional suspension was ordered. The Athlete filed a statement in her defence and she was heard for the FECODATLE Disciplinary Commission.

The Disciplinary Commission accepts the Athlete's explanation that the violation was not intentional and established how it entered her system during bodybuilding out-of-competition.

The Athlete acknowledged that she was seeking to improve her performances and had used Deca recommended by people from her bodybuilding gym. Before using she accepted their reassurances that the product was no doping.

Considering No Significant Fault or Negligence the Disciplinary Commission decides on 18 August 2018 to impose a 2 year period of ineligibility on the Athlete starting on the date of the first sample collection, i.e. 27 October 2017.

COLDEPORTES 2019 FCFC vs Carlos Andres Valencia

10 Apr 2019

In December 2018 the Colombian Bodybuilding & Fitness Federation (FCFC) has reported an anti-doping rule violation against the bodybuilder Carlos Andres Valencia after his sample tested positive for the prohibited substances Clenbuterol and Furosemide.

After notification the Athlete admitted the violation, waived his right for a hearing and accepted the sanction proposed by the FCFC.

The Disciplinary Commission of the FCFC considered the Athlete's degree of fault and that he has admitted the violation. Therefore the Disciplinary Commission decides to impose a 24 month period of ineligibility on the Athlete.

COLDEPORTES 2019 FCFC vs Ingrid Vanesa Tique Rodriguez

12 Apr 2019

In December 2018 the Colombian Bodybuilding & Fitness Federation (FCFC) has reported an anti-doping rule violation against the bodybuilder Ingrid Vanesa Tique Rodriguez after her sample tested positive for the prohibited substances Clenbuterol and Oxandrolone.

After notification the Athlete admitted the violation, waived her right for a hearing and accepted the sanction proposed by the FCFC.

The Disciplinary Commission of the FCFC considered the Athlete's degree of fault and that she has admitted the violation. Therefore the Disciplinary Commission decides to impose a 24 month period of ineligibility on the Athlete.

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