Demonising Justin Gatlin
13th September 2015
• The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has published the full reasoning behind its decision to sanction Russian triple jumper Anna Pyatykh with a four year ban. The document reveals that Pyatykh argued that her adverse analytical finding (AAF) for dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (DHCMT) metabolites from retesting of a sample she gave in 2007 was caused by supplements she was taking. Pyatykh was also subject to an additional allegation that her sample, A0701, was part of the ‘washout’ testing programme identified by Richard McLaren in his second Independent Person (IP) Report produced for the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in December 2016. The CAS found Pyatykh’s denials to be ‘unsubstantiated and not credible’.
• Italy’s national anti-doping agency (NADO Italia) has sanctioned Giordano Moroncelli, the Director General of Serie D football club Città di Ciampino with a reprimand, the agency announced yesterday. The reasons for the sanction were not explained. NADO Italia also announced two year sanctions for three ‘unaffiliated’ athletes, Giuliano Fildigrano, Moreno Delli Russi and Erasmo Frezzato.
• An international conference on the exchange of experiences in preventative anti-doping work, hosted by the Russian Ministry of Sport in St. Petersburg, was attended by World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) representatives and national anti-doping organisations (NADOs) on 6 and 7 September. Attendees also included the Council of Europe (CoE) and Germany’s National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA).
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