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Rules and Regulation

DC 8.1

When FINA has results management in a given matter in accordance with these Anti-Doping Rules and the Code, and FINA sends a notice to an Athlete or other Person asserting an anti-doping rule violation, if the Athlete or other Person does not waive a hearing in accordance with DC 7.10.1 or DC 7.10.2, then the case shall be referred to the FINA Doping Panel for hearing and adjudication.
This hearing shall respect the following principles:
• a timely hearing;
• a fair and impartial hearing body;
• the right to be represented by counsel at the Person’s own expense;
• the right to be fairly and timely informed of the asserted anti-doping rule violation;
• the right to respond to the asserted anti-doping rule violation and resulting Consequences;
• the right of each party to present evidence, including the right to call and question witnesses (subject to the hearing body’s discretion to accept testimony by telephone or written submission);
• the Person’s right to an interpreter at the hearing with the FINA Doping Panel to determine the identity, and responsibility for the cost of the interpreter; and
• a timely, written, reasoned decision; specifically including an explanation of the reason(s) for any period of Ineligibility.
Hearings held in connection with Competitions may be conducted by an expedited process.
WADA and the Member Federation of the Athlete or other Person may attend the hearing as observers.
The decision of the FINA Doping Panel shall be provided to the Athlete or other Person and all other parties with a right to appeal under DC 13.2.3.