A decision in the case of Mike Burgess v UK Anti-Doping Agency (UKAD) has been published by the National Anti-Doping Panel (NADP).
On 20 October 2018 Mr Burgess provided an In-Competition urine Sample. The Sample returned an Adverse Analytical Finding for benzoylecgonine, a metabolite of cocaine. On 12 December 2018 Mr Burgess accepted the Anti-Doping Rule Violation but submitted that he bore No Significant Fault or Negligence.
On 7 October 2019 the Arbitral Tribunal imposed a two year period of Ineligibility on Mr Burgess.
Mr Burgess appealed the Tribunal’s Decision. The Appeal Tribunal consisting of Christopher Quinlan QC, Professor Kitrina Douglas and Dr Terry Crystal dismissed Mr Burgess’s appeal, resulting in a two year period of Ineligibility commencing on 20 October 2018.
A copy of the full decision can be accessed via the related documents 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.