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Rules and Regulation

DC 13.7 Time for Filing Appeals

DC 13.7.1 Appeals to CAS
The deadline to file an appeal to CAS shall be twenty-one (21) days from the date of receipt of the decision by the appealing party. The above notwithstanding, the following shall apply in connection with appeals filed by a party entitled to appeal but which was not a party to the proceedings that led to a decision being appealed:
a) Within a deadline of fifteen (15) days from receipt of the decision, the party/ies entitled to appeal can request a copy of the complete case file from the body that issued the decision, including the motivation of the decision and, if the proceedings took place in another language, a translation in one of FINA’s official languages (English or French) of the decision and of the motivation, as well as of any document which is necessary to understand the content of the decision.
b) If such a request is made within the fifteen-day period, then the party making such request shall have twenty-one (21) days from the receipt of the full file, including translations, to file an appeal to CAS.
The above notwithstanding, the filing deadline for an appeal filed by WADA shall be the later of:
a) Twenty-one (21) days after the last day on which any other party in the case could have appealed, or
b) Twenty-one (21) days after WADA’s receipt of the complete file relating to the decision.

Similarly, the filing deadline for an appeal by FINA shall be in any event the later of:
a) Twenty-one (21) days after the last day on which any other party (except WADA) could have appealed before CAS; or
b) Twenty-one (21) days from the day of receipt of the complete file relating to the decision.

DC 13.7.2 Appeals Under DC 13.2.2
The time to file an appeal to an independent and impartial body established at national level in accordance with rules established by the Anti-Doping Organisation shall be indicated by the same rules of the Anti-Doping Organsation.

The above notwithstanding, the filing deadline for an appeal filed by WADA shall be the later of:
a) Twenty-one (21) days after the last day on which any other party in the case could have appealed, or
b) Twenty-one (21) days after WADA’s receipt of the complete file relating to the decision.

Similarly, the filing deadline for an appeal by FINA shall be in any event the later of:
a) Twenty-one (21) days after the last day on which any other party (except WADA) could have appealed before a national reviewing body; or
b) Twenty-one (21) days from the day of receipt of the complete file relating to the decision.