Antidoping reports

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Doping Offence - Gert-Jan Ingels (BEL)

On January 11, 2014, a water polo player Gert-Jan Ingels (BEL) was tested positive to the substance Cocaine (Class S.6.a Non-Specified Stimulants) following a doping control test conducted with the occasion of the water polo competition in Belgium.
 
The Disciplinary Commission of NADO Flanders imposed a sanction of 2 years’ ineligibility on the athlete. Following athlete’s appeal, the Disciplinary Counsel confirmed the ineligibility sanction imposed by the Disciplinary Commission which started on January 27, 2014.

 

Provisional Suspension - Vitalii Melnikov (RUS)

On December 12 and 13, 2013, a swimmer Vitalii Melnikov (RUS) was tested positive to the substance Erythropoietin - EPO (Class S.2 Peptides Hormones, Growth Factors and related Substances) with the occasion of the LEN European Swimming Championships held in Herning (DEN).
 
Following the results management process and as per the FINA DC Rule 7.1.11, the FINA Executive decided to impose a Provisional Suspension on the athlete until a hearing before the FINA Doping Panel can be made. The Provisional Suspension started on April 1, 2014.

 

Doping Offence - Diego Teoldi (ITA)

On December 8, 2013, a swimmer Diego Teoldi (ITA) was tested positive to the substance Terbutaline (Class S.3 Beta-2-Agonists) following a doping control test conducted with the occasion of the Trofea Sogeis in Montichiari (ITA).
 
The Antidoping Tribunal of CONI imposed a sanction of 2 months’ ineligibility on the athlete starting on December 8, 2013.

 

Doping Offence - Sam Flint (AUS)

On September 1, 2013, a swimmer Sam Flint (AUS) was tested positive to the substance Methylhexaneamine (Class S.6.b Specified Stimulants) following a doping control test conducted with the occasion of the Queensland Short Course Championships in Brisbane (AUS).
 
The Swimming Australia Ltd. imposed a sanction of 2 years’ ineligibility on the athlete starting on March 14, 2014.

 

Doping Offence - Alexander Nikolov (BUL)

On March 23, 2013, a swimmer Alexander Nikolov (BUL) was tested positive to the substance Stanozolol (Class S.1.1.a Exogenous Anabolic Androgenic Steroids) following an in competition doping control test in Bulgaria.
 
The Disciplinary Commission of the Bulgarian Olympic Committee imposed a sanction of 2 years’ ineligibility on the athlete starting on March 23, 2013.

 

FINA Doping Panel Decision – Putera Guntur Pratama (INA)

On July 2, 2013, a swimmer Putera Guntur Pratama (INA) was tested positive to the substance Methylhexaneamine (Class S.6.b Specified Stimulants) following a doping control test conducted with the occasion of the 4th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games held in Incheon (KOR).

The FINA Doping Panel decided according to the FINA DC Rule 10.2 to impose on the athlete a period of two (2) years ineligibility, starting on July 2, 2013.

Furthermore, the FINA Doping Panel decided that all results achieved by the swimmer after July 2, 2013 shall be annulled together with the consequence thereof (forfeiture of medal/prizes, reimbursement of prize-money).

Following the athlete’s appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne (CAS), the CAS Panel decided to:

- reduce the sanction of ineligibility from 24 months to 18 months;
- confirm the disqualification of results for the entire period of ineligibility.


 

FINA Doping Panel Decision – Indra Gunawan (INA)

On July 1, 2013, a swimmer Indra Gunawan (INA) was tested positive to the substance Methylhexaneamine (Class S.6.b Specified Stimulants) following a doping control test conducted with the occasion of the 4th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games held in Incheon (KOR).
 
The FINA Doping Panel decided according to the FINA DC Rule 10.2 to impose on the athlete a period of two (2) years ineligibility, starting on July 1, 2013.
 
Furthermore, the FINA Doping Panel decided that all results achieved by the swimmer after July 1, 2013 shall be annulled together with the consequence thereof (forfeiture of medal/prizes, reimbursement of prize-money).

Following the athlete’s appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne (CAS), the CAS Panel decided to:

- reduce the sanction of ineligibility from 24 months to 18 months;
- confirm the disqualification of results for the entire period of ineligibility.

 

Doping Offence - Abdulhalim Lafci (TUR)

On July 3, 2013, a swimmer Abdulhalim Lafci (TUR) was tested positive to the substance Metenolone (Class S.1.1.a Exogenous Anabolic Androgenic Steroids) following an in competition doping control test in Turkey.
 
The Disciplinary Committee of the Turkish Swimming Federation imposed a sanction of 2 years’ ineligibility on the athlete starting on August 14, 2013.

 

Doping Offence - Duygu Birol (TUR)

On July 6, 2013, a swimmer Duygu Birol (TUR) was tested positive to the substance Oxilofrine (Class S.6.b Specified Stimulants) following an in competition doping control test in Turkey.
 
The Disciplinary Committee of the Turkish Swimming Federation imposed a sanction of 2 years’ ineligibility on the athlete starting on August 14, 2013.

 

Provisional Suspension - Yuliya Efimova (RUS)

On October 31, 2013 a swimmer Yuliya Efimova (RUS) was tested positive to the substance 7-keto-DHEA (Class S.1.1.b Endogenous Anabolic Androgenic Steroids) with the occasion of the FINA out-of-competition doping control test in Los Angeles (USA).
 
Following the results management process and in accordance with the FINA DC Rule 7.1.11, the FINA Executive decided to impose a Provisional Suspension on the athlete until a hearing before the FINA Doping Panel can be made. The Provisional Suspension started on January 21, 2014.

 

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