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RFU v Leigh Dearden

October 09, 2019 | Rugby Union | Arbitration

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Summary

  • Sport: Rugby Union
  • Issue: Arbitration
  • Type: Anti-Doping
  • Tribunal: Christopher Quinlan QC , Blondel Thompson, Professor Dorian Haskard
  • Decision date: 16 September 2019
  • Outcome: 4 year ineligibility

A decision in the case of the Rugby Football Union (RFU) v Leigh Dearden has been published by the National Anti-Doping Panel (NADP). 

On 23 March 2019 Leigh Dearden, a player registered with Lincoln RFC and the RFU, provided a urine sample.  The urine sample returned Adverse Analytical Findings for Drostanolone and a metabolite, 2 metabolites of Oxymetholone, and cocaine metabolite benzoylecgonine.  Mr Dearden was subsequently charged with a breach of World Rugby Regulation 21.2.1 for the Presence of Prohibited Substances or their Metabolites or Markers on 31 May 2019.

Mr Dearden did not dispute the Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV) and the NADP Tribunal, consisting of Christopher Quinlan QC, Blondel Thompson and Professor Dorian Haskard imposed a period of ineligibility of 4 years, running from 31 May 2019 until midnight on 30 May 2023.

A copy of the full decision can be accessed via the related links tab on the right-hand side.

The National Anti-Doping Panel (NADP) is the United Kingdom’s independent tribunal responsible for adjudicating anti-doping disputes in sport. It is operated by Sport Resolutions and is entirely independent of UK Anti-Doping who is responsible for investigating, charging and prosecuting cases before the NADP.

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Bangor City FC v FAW (Appeal and Additional Charge)

October 07, 2019 | Football | Arbitration

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  • Sport: Football
  • Issue: Arbitration
  • Type: Regulation & Governance
  • Tribunal: Nick De Marco QC
  • Decision date: 20 August 2019
  • Outcome: The Club is successful in its appeal.

The written decision of Mr Nick De Marco QC, sitting as sole arbitrator and Chairman of the Independent Arbitration Panel pursuant to FAW Rule 42.3 and Sport Resolutions Arbitration Rules, can be accessed via the related documents tab on the right-hand side.

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IAAF v Ahmad Al Kamali

October 04, 2019 | Athletics | Arbitration

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  • Sport: Athletics
  • Issue: Arbitration
  • Type: Integrity & Discipline
  • Tribunal: Michael J Beloff QC
  • Decision date: 25 September 2019
  • Outcome: Provisional suspension

A decision in the matter of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) v Mr  Ahmad Al Kamali has been issued by the Disciplinary Tribunal.

Mr Al Kamali is an IAAF Official and was a Candidate in the 2019 elections for the role of Vice-President, who the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) sought to provisionally suspend due to his breach of the Integrity Code of Conduct.

On 25th September 2019 Mr Michael J Beloff QC, Chairman of the IAAF Disciplinary Panel, made the order to grant the provisional suspension until the alleged breach of the Rules and/or the Integrity Code of Conduct has been investigated by the Integrity Unit and/or prosecuted under the Rules before the IAAF Disciplinary Tribunal.  

The secretariat to the Disciplinary Tribunal is managed by Sport Resolutions.

A copy of the full decision can be accessed via the related documents tab on the right-hand side.

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IAAF v Yekaterina Medvedeva Ryzhova

September 05, 2019 | Athletics | Arbitration

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  • Sport: Athletics
  • Issue: Arbitration
  • Type: Anti-Doping
  • Tribunal: Conny Jörneklint, Amit Sibal SA, David Grace QC
  • Decision date: 29 August 2019
  • Outcome: The Tribunal imposed a period of ineligibility of 8 years

A decision in the matter of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) v Ms Yekaterina Medvedeva Ryzhova has been issued by the Disciplinary Tribunal.

Ms Medvedeva Ryzhova, a Russian racewalker, was charged by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) in March 2019 under the IAAF Anti-Doping Rules (ADR) for Use of a Prohibited Substance or a Prohibited Method pursuant to Article 2.2 ADR on the basis of abnormal variations in her haematological profile.

On 2 August 2019, a hearing was held before the Panel, comprised of Mr Conny Jörneklint (Chair), Mr Amit Sibal SA and Mr David Grace QC.  The Panel found that the Athlete had committed an Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV) pursuant to Article 2.2 ADR. As this was the Athlete’s second ADRV an eight (8) year period of Ineligibility has been imposed upon the Athlete commencing on the date of the Award.

The secretariat to the Disciplinary Tribunal is managed by Sport Resolutions.

A copy of the full decision can be accessed via the related documents tab on the right-hand side.

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UKAD v Peter Newman

August 12, 2019 | Motorsport | Arbitration

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  • Sport: Motorsport
  • Issue: Arbitration
  • Type: Anti-Doping
  • Tribunal: Jeremy Summers, Dr Terry Crystal , Michelle Duncan
  • Decision date: 19 July 2019
  • Outcome: The Tribunal imposed a period of ineligibility of 2 years

A decision in the case of the UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) v Peter Newman has been published by the National Anti-Doping Panel (NADP).  On 30 September 2018 Peter Newman, a licenced competitor of Motorsport UK, was selected for In-Competition testing following the final round of the 2018 Tuto Money Super One British Karting Championships at the PF International Kart Circuit, Grantham.

The urine sample returned an Adverse Analytical Finding for the presence of carboxy-THC, a metabolite of cannabis, which is a Specified substance prohibited In-Competition only.  Mr Newman was subsequently charged with a breach of Anti-Doping Rule Article 2.1 for the Presence of a Prohibited Substance or its Metabolites or Markers.

Mr Newman admitted the Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV) and the NADP Tribunal, consisting of Jeremy Summers, Michelle Duncan and Dr Terry Crystal were tasked with determining sanction.

The Tribunal found that UKAD did not establish, to the required burden of proof, that the Athlete had acted intentionally in committing the ADRV.  Although the Tribunal found that the ADRV was not intentional, they concluded that Mr Newman had acted with a high degree of Fault, and was not entitled to any reduction in the period of Ineligibility.

The Tribunal imposed a period of ineligibility of 2 years, running from 30 September 2018, the date of Sample collection, until midnight on 29 September 2020.

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