Tag Archives: Anti-Doping Rule Violation

Shieys Chepkosgei charged with forgery

Kenyan marathon runner Shieys Chepkosgei alias Hillary Kiprotich was charged on Monday (21) at the Eldoret Chief Magistrate’s Court for presenting forged post-natal discharge summary and a notification of birth to the Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK) that she said was issued by Uasin Gishu County Hospital.

The ADAK’s intelligence unit carried out investigation on the athlete’s documents and they found to be forged as the hospital failed to ascertain the papers.

Chepkosgei, was serving a period of ineligibility after he/she was sanctioned by the Sports Dispute Tribunal (SDT) for testing positive for a prohibited substance, presented the papers in her defense after it was realized that he/she had illegally taken part in a sporting event during the period of ineligibility which constitutes to an Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV) as stipulated by the World Anti-Doping Code.

Chepkosgei claimed that he/she gave birth to a baby boy through a caesarean section and had not recovered and thus could not have travelled to participate in the sporting event.

After the investigations were conducted and the papers to be found forged and this led for her/him to be arrested and arraignment in court charges were presented.

She/he pleaded not guilty and was released on bail with the case set to be mentioned on 28th March 2022.

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Abeba Gebremeskel banned for four years for doping

The Disciplinary Tribunal has banned Abeba-Tekulu Gebremeskel for four years for the use of a Prohibited Substance/Method, which is a violation of the World Athletics Anti-Doping Rules.

Gebremeskel was charged by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) with an Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV) in connection with alleged abnormalities in the haematological module of her Athlete Biological Passport (“ABP”) revealed between 30 November 2019 and 31 July 2020.

The Disciplinary Tribunal comprised of Anna Smirnova (Chair), Dennis Koolaard and Patrick Grandjean determined that an Anti-Doping Rule Violation had been established pursuant to Article 2.2 and as a result, a four-year period of Ineligibility was applicable.

Gebremeskel results between November 30, 2019 to February 22, 2021 shall be disqualified.

Sport Resolutions is the independent secretariat to the World Athletics Disciplinary Tribunal.

Gebremeskel won the Porto Marathon in 2013 on her debut over the distance and she also took the same title in 2018 in a time of 2:39.51 and 2:30.13 respectively

Second Russian banned for three years for doping offence

Russia’s Alexander Bryukhankov has been banned for three years for doping offence by the World Triathlon.

Bryukhankov becomes the second Russian athlete after Igor Polyanskiy was also banned traces of Erythropoietin (EPO) were found in a sample from the Olympian. Now, the governing body has confirmed that the presence of EPO was also found in a sample from Bryukhankov taken in June’s Europe Triathlon Sprint & Relay Championships. A statement on the World Triathlon website read:

“World Triathlon reported previously that a sample collected from Mr. Bryukhankov had returned an Adverse Analytical Finding (AAF) for recombinant Erythropoietin (EPO) (S2. Peptide, Hormones, Growth Factors, Related Substances, and Mimetics). “On 15 September World Triathlon notified the Athlete that it was charging Mr. Bryukhankov with an Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV) because he did not exercise his right to the analysis of the B sample within the deadline provided.

“The athlete admitted the Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV) in the 20 days after receiving notice of the charge and therefore he benefits from a reduction of one year in the presumptive four-year period of ineligibility. “World Triathlon hereby imposes a period of ineligibility of three years on Mr. Bryukhankov for the presence of EPO in his urine samples in contravention to Article 2.1 of the Anti-Doping Rules (ADR).

All the Athlete’s results and points earned since 19 June 2021 are to be disqualified with all resulting consequences including the forfeiture of any titles, awards, medals, points and prize and appearance money.” Bryukhankov – who competed at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics and took European silver in triathlon in 2012 – cannot compete again until August 26, 2024.

Source: sportsmole.co.uk

Ferdinard Omanyala Lawyers terminate their Services

Africa’s 100m record holder Ferdinand Omanyala Omurwa legal firm, SNOLEGAL Sports & Entertainment Law firm has terminated their legal representation from the athlete.

Ina press statement, signed by Principal Counsel Sarah Ochwada, read that they felt it was necessary to release this statement in order to give clarity on the role we played for Ferdinand Omurwa Omanyala.

“SNOLEGAL Sports & Entertainment Law provided him with Legal, Reputation Management, Intellectual Property Management, PR and Communications services up until 7th September, 2021 when we made a unilateral decision to cease representing him and we have not been involved in his decision-making since then,” read part of the statement.

It continued: “We commend our team for the tireless work they have done for Ferdinand which continues to bear fruit.”

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“We are particularly proud of our efforts in correcting false or defamatory narratives in the media about Ferdinand’s past Anti-Doping Rule Violation, in the high-level lobbying which led to Ferdinand’s admission into the Olympics team, in setting up his initial communications and PR channels, in mediating and negotiating for fair and meaningful sponsorship opportunities, for brain-storming, creating and setting up his new corporate entity, and for structuring his Intellectual Property in his new brand which we hope will provide him and his family consistent and sustainable income beyond his athletic career.”

“Our firm understood our assignment, and carried it through with the honor and respect deserving of any of our great athletes. However, we also understand when it’s time to leave in order to allow our former client the space to grow and take charge of his own destiny.”

“We continue to celebrate Ferdinand’s progress and successes and will always take pride in the strides he makes for himself and for the larger Kenyan sprints community.”

Great Britain could lose Tokyo Olympics silver medal after CJ Doping suspension

British sprinter CJ Ujah has been suspended after testing positive for a banned substance – and it could mean bad news for Team Great Britain.

Ujah, 27, was the lead-off runner in Team GB men’s 4x100m relay team who won silver at Tokyo 2020 Olympics earlier this month.

He has been provisionally suspended from competition, Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said.

According to the AIU, Ujah, who is the British champion over 100m, tested positive for ostarine and S-23, both of which are listed as prohibited substances by the World Anti-Doping Agency.

The sprinter’s positive test could also mean bad news for his Team GB team-mates

World Athletics Anti-Doping rules state that where an athlete who has committed an ADRV ran as member of a relay team: “The relay team shall be automatically disqualified from the event in question, with all resulting consequences for the relay team, including the forfeiture of all titles, awards, medals, points and prize and appearance money.”

If proven, Team GB men’s entire 4x100m relay team, consisting of Ujah, Richard Kilty, Zharnel Hughes and Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake, would be stripped of their silver medals.

However, all hope is not lost for Ujah, who has yet to comment on the findings.

He can still request analysis of the B-sample – kept for storage while the A-sample is analysed.

Should that confirm an Adverse Analytic Finding, his case will be referred to the Anti-Doping Division of the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

The International Testing Agency (ITA) said: “The Cas ADD will consider the matter of the finding of an Anti-Doping Rule Violation [ADRV] and the disqualification of the men’s 4 x 100 relay results of the British team”.

Ujah, along with Kilty, Hughes and Mitchell-Blake, only narrowly missed out on winning gold in Tokyo.

The quartet were leading going into the final 100m but unable to hold off the Italian challenge as anchor runner Mitchell-Blake was headed on the line by Filippo Tortu.

Team GB missed out on gold by just a hundredth of a second.