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Rules and Regulation

DC 10.7 Multiple Violations

DC 10.7.1 For an Athlete or other Person’s second anti-doping rule violation, the period of Ineligibility shall be the greater of:
(a) six months;
(b) one-half of the period of Ineligibility imposed for the first anti-doping rule violation without taking into account any reduction under DC 10.6;
(c) two times the period of Ineligibility otherwise applicable to the second anti-doping rule violation treated as if it were a first violation, without taking into account any reduction under DC 10.6.
The period of Ineligibility may then be further reduced by the application of DC 10.6.

DC 10.7.2 A third anti-doping rule violation will always result in a lifetime period of Ineligibility, except if the third violation fulfills the condition for elimination or reduction of the period of Ineligibility under DC 10.4 or DC 10.5 or involves a violation of DC 2.4. In these particular cases, the period of Ineligibility shall be from eight years to lifetime Ineligibility.

DC 10.7.3 An anti-doping rule violation for which an Athlete or other Person has established No Fault or Negligence shall not be considered a violation for purposes of this Rule.

DC 10.7.4 Additional Rules for Certain Potential Multiple Violations.

DC 10.7.4.1 For purposes of imposing sanctions under DC 10.7, an anti-doping rule violation will only be considered a second violation if FINA or a MemberFederation can establish that the Athlete or other Person committed the second anti-doping rule violation after the Athlete or other Person received notice pursuant to DC 7, or after FINA or a Member Federation made reasonable efforts to give notice of the first anti-doping rule violation; if FINA or a Member Federation cannot establish this, the violations shall be considered together as one single first violation, and the sanction imposed shall be based on the violation that carries the more severe sanction.

DC 10.7.4.2 If, after the imposition of a sanction for a first anti-doping rule violation, FINA or a Member Federation discovers facts involving an anti-doping rule violation by the Athlete or other Person which occurred prior to notification regarding the first violation, then FINA or a Member Federation shall impose an additional sanction based on the sanction that could have been imposed if the two violations had been adjudicated at the same time. Results in all Competitions dating back to the earlier anti-doping rule violation will be Disqualified as provided in DC 10.8.

DC 10.7.5 Multiple Anti-Doping Rule Violations During Ten-Year Period.
For purposes of DC 10.7, each anti-doping rule violation must take place within the same ten-year period in order to be considered multiple violations.