Demonising Justin Gatlin
13th September 2015
The Disciplinary Chamber for Doping Cases (DC) of the Swiss Olympic Committee has extended the four-year suspension of an amateur endurance athlete who violated the prohibition against participation in competition, despite their current suspension. While the amateur athlete was already suspended for a doping offence, they participated in the Tour Transalp, a cycling stage race. They thus violated the prohibition against participation during suspension.
Based on evidence, Antidoping Switzerland conducted investigations that confirmed the athlete’s participation in this event. The Disciplinary Chamber for Doping Cases (DC) of the Swiss Olympic Committee extended the suspension of the athlete for four years because of the violation of the prohibition of participation in competition. The athlete convicted must also pay a fine and court fees totalling 2,000 Swiss francs.
Antidoping Switzerland reminds all athletes and competition organisers that it is forbidden to compete, either as an athlete or in another function (trainer, sports official, etc.) during a doping suspension. Organisers can find the list of all those serving a suspension on the website of Antidoping Switzerland.
• This media release was published by Antidoping Switzerland on 12 November 2018. Click here for the original.
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