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 - Mariana de Oliveira Marques (POR)
On April 25th, 2009, a synchronised swimmer Mariana de Oliveira Marques (POR) was tested positive to the substance Methylprednisolone (Class S9 Glucocorticosteroids) following a doping control test conducted with the occasion of the National Championships of Synchronised Swimming.
The Disciplinary Board of the Portuguese Swimming Federation imposed a sanction of 9 months’ ineligibility on the athlete starting on July 8th, 2009.
Doping Offence - Vinicius Rocha Barbosa Waked (BRA)
On December 19th, 2009, swimmer Vinicius Rocha Barbosa Waked (BRA) was tested positive to the substance Isometheptene (Class S 6.b Specified Stimulants) following an in-competition doping control test conducted during Trofeu Open de Natacao.
The Brazilian Swimming Federation imposed a sanction of 2 months’ ineligibility on the athlete starting on February 4th, 2010.
Doping Offence - Sebastien Verdocq (CAN)
On May 10th, 2009, water polo player Sebastien Verdoucq (CAN) was tested positive to the substance Cannabis (Class S8 Cannabinoids) following an in-competition doping control test conducted during Water Polo match.
The Water Polo Canada imposed a sanction of 2 years’ ineligibility on the athlete starting on December 11th, 2009.
FINA Doping Panel Decision – Nikolett Szepesi (HUN)
The FINA Doping Panel has decided that Ms. Nikolett Szepesi (HUN) shall be ineligible for one (1) year after the violation of the FINA Rules DC 5.5.2 and DC 2.4.
The suspension is commencing from 22nd January 2010.
All competitive results obtained by the swimmer from 22nd January 2009 shall be disqualified with all of the resulting consequences including forfeiture of any medals, points and prizes.
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