FINA CONSTITUTION (C12.4)
Any sanction imposed on a competitor or a person by FINA, a Member or by a FINA recognised body shall be recognised and enforced by all Members.
Doping Offence - Andrea Rolle (ITA)
On 24 May 2008, the water polo player Andrea Rolle (ITA) was tested positive to the substance THC (Cannabinoids) following a doping control test conducted with the occasion of the water polo game in Ancona.
The Federal Appeal Commission imposed a sanction of three (3) months' suspension on the competitor in accordance with the FINA Rule DC 10.3.
WADA 2009 Prohibited List Now Published
The World Anti-Doping Agency has published the 2009 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods. This List will go into effect on January 1, 2009.
To see the 2009 List, the 2009 Monitoring Program, a summary of modifications, and a Q&A, click here .
Provisional Suspension - Diogo Santos Serra (POR)
The Portuguese Swimming Federation Federation has provisionally suspended Mr. Diogo Santos Serra following a positive result to the substance Cocaine (Class S.6 Stimulants) with the occasion of of the Taça Portugal Masculinos on 5 July 2008.
FINA Doping Panel Decision - Rebecca Gusmao (BRA)
The FINA Doping Panel has decided that Ms. Rebecca Gusmao (BRA) shall be ineligible for lifetime for tampering.
All results achieved by the athlete since 18 July 2007 shall be annulled together with the consequence thereof (hand-back of medals / prizes, reimbursement of prize-money).
FINA Doping Panel Decision - In Sung Hong (PRK)
The FINA Doping Panel has decided that Ms. In Sung Hong (PRK) shall be ineligible for two (2) years after a positive doping control results with the occasion of the FINA Diving World Series in Nan Jing (China) on 1st June 2008 for the substances Furosemide (Class S.5 Diuretics).
The period of the Provisional Suspension imposed on Ms. In Sun Hong is to be credited against the total period of ineligibility to be served. Therefore the period of two (2) years’ ineligibility to be served shall start on 3rd July 2008.
FINA Doping Panel Decision - Keri-Leigh Shaw (RSA)
The FINA Doping Panel has decided that Ms. Keri-Leigh Shaw (RSA) shall be ineligible for two (2) years after a positive doping control results with the occasion of the FINA Swimming World Cup in Belo Horizonte (Brazil) on 25 November 2007 for the substances Clenbuterol (Class S.1.2 Other Anabolic Agents) and Ephedrine (Class S.6 Stimulants).
The suspension is commencing from 1st April 2008. According to FINA Rule DC 10.7 all competitive results obtained by the swimmer Keri-Leigh Shaw from the date, on which the positive sample was collected (25 November 2007) through the commencement of the Provisional Suspension (1st April 2008) shall be disqualified with all of the resulting consequences including forfeiture of any medals, points and prizes.
FINA Doping Panel Decision - Edda de Gregorio (ITA)
The FINA Doping Panel has decided that Ms. Edda de Gregorio (ITA) shall be given a Warning and a Reprimand after a positive doping control result for the substance Betamethasone (Class S.9 glucocorticosteroids). The doping control test was conducted on 15 July 2007 with the occasion of the 2nd Marathon Anzio-Nettuno in Italy.
Doping Offence - Aleksandra Majda (POL)
On 25 January 2008, the swimmer Aleksandra Majda (Poland) was tested positive to the substance Ephedrine (Class S.6 Stimulants) following a doping control test conducted with the occasion the Polish Swimming Championships in Ciechanow, Poland.
The Polish Swimming Federation imposed a sanction of six (6) weeks’ suspension on the competitor and the cancellation of all the results obtained during the competition, including forfeiture of medals and prizes.
Doping Offence - Kunpeng Ouyang (CHN)
On 1st May 2008, the swimmer Kunpeng Ouyang (CHN) was tested positive to the substance Clenbuterol (Class S.1.2 Other Anabolic Agents).
The Chinese Swimming Association imposed a two years period of ineligibility on the swimmer Kunpeng Ouyang starting from 20 May 2008.
Provisional Suspension - Laura La Piana (ITA)
The Disciplinary Commission of the Italian Swimming Federation has provisionally suspended Ms. Laura La Pania following a positive result to the substance Octopamine (Class S.6 Stimulants) with the occasion of a doping control test conducted on 28 July 2007 at the 25 Km Italian Championships in Anguillara (ITA).
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