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Rules and Regulation

DC 12.1

If four or more violations of these Anti-Doping Rules (other than violations involving DC 2.4 or, where DC 10.4 or DC 10.5.1.1 are applicable) are committed in the same discipline by Athletes affiliated to the same Member Federation within a 12-month period, then FINA: (a) may suspend the Member Federation in that discipline for a period of up to 2 years; and/or (b) may fine that Member Federation in an amount up to one hundred thousand American dollars (USD 100’000). A doping offence being under the jurisdiction of and reported to FINA by a Member Federation or its National Anti-Doping Organisation shall not be included under this rule. For the purposes of this rule, any fine paid pursuant to DC 12.2 shall be credited against any fine imposed pursuant to DC 12.1.