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Doping Offence - Sean Mahoney (USA)

On June 20, 2010, a swimmer Sean Mahoney (USA) was tested positive to the substance Methylhexaneamine (Class S6. Stimulants) following a doping control test conducted with the occasion of the Santa Clara International Grand Prix, USA.

The USA Swimming imposed a sanction of 6 months’ ineligibility on the athlete which began on July 17, 2010.

 

FINA Doping Panel Decision - Ryan Napoleon (AUS)

The FINA Doping Panel has decided that Mr. Ryan Napoleon (AUS) shall be ineligible for three (3) months after the violation of the FINA Rule DC 2.2.

The suspension is commencing from 20 August 2010*.

All competitive results obtained by the swimmer from 16 November 2009*  shall be disqualified with all of the resulting consequences including forfeiture of any medals, points and prizes.

FINA Doping Panel Decision pdf

* The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) upheld in part the appeal filed by Ryan Napoleon.The three month ban is maintained with a retroactive start on 15 June 2010. All competitive results obtained by the swimmer from 16 November 2009 to 28 January 2010.
For more information:
http://www.tas-cas.org/d2wfiles/document/4362/5048/0/Press%20Release.pdf

 

FINA Doping Panel Decision - Daynara de Paula (BRA)

On 26 and 27 March 2010, the Brazilian swimmer Daynara de Paula was tested positive twice to the substance Furosemide (Class S.5 Diuretics and Other Masking Agents) with the occasion of the IX Juegos Suramericanos - Medellin 2010.

The FINA Doping Panel is of the opinion that the athlete has established according to DC 10.4 how the specified substance entered the body (after taking legally allowed supplement which apparently had been contaminated in the production process), without the intent of enhancing sport performance.

Although the athlete has proved to be of good will she has not undertaken enough enquiries on the supplement, in the light of the strict liability of the athlete.

Based on these circumstances, the FINA Doping Panel has decided to impose a period of 6 months ineligibility, starting 20 August 2010.

All costs of this case shall be borne by the Brazilian Swimming Federation in accordance with DC 12.2.

FINA Doping Panel Decision pdf

 

FINA Doping Panel Decision - Sergio Garcia Ortiz (ESP)

On August 20th, 2010, the FINA Doping Panel held a hearing in regard to the case of Mr. Sergio Garcia Ortiz (ESP) for alleged violation of FINA DC Rule 2.4 – a combination of three filing failures within an eighteen-month period.

The FINA Doping Panel, after judging the personal circumstances of the athlete, has decided according to FINA Rules DC 10.3.3 a period of one (1) year ineligibility, starting on August 20th, 2010.

All costs of this case shall be borne by the Royal Spanish Swimming Federation in accordance with DC 12.2.
 
FINA Doping Panel Decision pdf

 

FINA Doping Panel Decision - Matthew Zammit (MLT)

On May 1st, 2010, a water polo player Matthew Zammit (MLT) was tested positive to the substance Stanozolol (Class S.1 Anabolic Agent) following a doping control test conducted with the occasion of the Men’s Qualification Tournament for the 2010 European Water Polo Championships.

The FINA Doping Panel held a hearing on August 20th, 2010 in Lausanne (SUI) in regard to this case. The FINA Doping Panel found that the athlete committed fault and negligence by taking allegedly unknown pills from personal trainer. In the light of the strict liability of the athlete, the FINA Doping Panel has decided that Mr. Matthew Zammit (MLT) shall be ineligible for two (2) years after the violation of the FINA Rules DC 2.1 starting from the date of the provisional suspension that is June 22nd, 2010.

All costs of this case shall be borne by the Aquatic Sports Association of Malta in accordance with DC 12.2.

FINA Doping Panel decision pdf

 

Doping Offence - Peter Markoch (CRO)

On May 22, 2010, a water polo player Peter Markoch (CRO) was tested positive to the substance Cannabis (Class S8. Cannabinoids) following a doping control test conducted with the occasion of the National Championships.

Water Polo Federation of Russia imposed a sanction of 3 months’ ineligibility on the athlete which began on May 28, 2010.

 

Doping Offence - Thomas Tsakirakis (GRE)

On January 30, 2010, a water polo player Thomas Tsakirakis (GRE) was tested positive to the substance Stanozolol (Class S1a Anabolic Agents) following a doping control test conducted with the occasion of the Hellenic Championships.

The Board of Hellenic Swimming Federation imposed a sanction of two (2) years’ ineligibility on the athlete which began on February 12, 2010.

 

Doping Offence - Vania Neves (POR)

On March 29, 2009, swimmer Vania Neves (POR) was tested positive to the substance Prednisone (Class S9. Glucocorticosteroids) following a doping control test conducted with the occasion of the Campeonato Nacional Piscian Longa, Portugal.

The Disciplinary board of the Portuguese Swimming Federation imposed a sanction of 2 years’ ineligibility on the athlete which began on June 17, 2009.

 

Doping Offence - Zachary Mosees (USA)

On May 22, 2010, a water polo player Zachary Mosees (USA) was tested positive to the substance Cannabis (Class S8. Cannabinoids) following a doping control test conducted with the occasion of the Fisher Cup in Berkeley, California.

USA Water Polo imposed a sanction of 3 months’ ineligibility on the athlete which began on July 27, 2010. As part of the sanction, the period of ineligibility was suspended and reduced to time served because athlete completed a USADA anti-doping educational program.

 

Doping Offence - Salem Hussain Shaheen (KSA)

On May 27th , 2010, a water polo player Salem Hussain Shaheen (KSA) was tested positive to the substance Cannabis (Class S8 Cannabinoids) following a doping control test conducted with the occasion of the water polo competition.

The Saudi Arabian Anti Doping Committee imposed a sanction of 2 years’ ineligibility on the athlete starting on June 17th , 2010.

 

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