27 July 2020

CAS Determines Triathlete to be at No Fault for Clostebol Finding

The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) announced today that, following an appeal before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), triathlete Dominika Jamnicky bears no fault and will not receive a sanction for a confirmed anti-doping rule violation. The athlete’s urine sample, collected during out-of-competition doping control on April 24, 2018, revealed the presence of clostebol, a prohibited anabolic agent.

In making their decision, the CAS panel, which consisted of Arbitrators Daniel Ratushny, Stephen L. Drymer and Richard H. McLaren, accepted that the source of the prohibited substance in the athlete’s sample came from her ingestion of contaminated meat. In light of this determination, the CAS panel further determined that the athlete was at no fault for the violation, and as such received no period of ineligibility (in accordance with Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP) Rule 10.4).

The CAS ruling came after the initial decision rendered by the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada (SDRCC) Arbitrator, Yves Fortier, which likewise imposed no period of ineligibility on the athlete, was appealed by both parties. The full appeal decision from the CAS panel can be found at https://www.tas-cas.org/en/index.html, while the SDRCC decisions from Arbitrator Fortier can be found at Partial Final Award and Final Award.

• This media release was published by the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) on 27 July 2020. Click here for the original.

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