FEI Tribunal issues Final Decision in human anti-doping case

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29 July 2020 Author: FEI

The FEI Tribunal has issued its Final Decision in a human anti-doping case involving an adverse analytical finding for the prohibited substance Benzoylecgonine, a metabolite of cocaine, and Amfetamine. Both are non-specified substances that are prohibited in competition under the 2018 WADA Prohibited List.

Samples taken from the athlete Jan-Philipp Weichert (FEI ID 10072662/GER) on 10 June 2018 during the German National Championships, CSI2* in Balve (GER) returned positive for the two substances.

The FEI Tribunal approved the agreement between the FEI and the athlete on 13 July 2020.

The Athlete admitted the violation and the FEI Tribunal accepted that the violation was not intentional, since the substances were consumed in a context unrelated to sport, the standard four-year ineligibility period was reduced to two years. The athlete has already served the ineligibility period, which started on 2 July 2018 and ended on 1 July 2020.

All results recorded by the athlete from the date of the event were disqualified. The athlete was also ordered to pay a fine of CHF 1,500. Each party will pay their own legal costs.

The Final Tribunal Decision can be found here.

The parties can appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) within 21 days of receipt of the Decision.

Notes to Editors:

FEI Anti-Doping Rules for Human Athletes (ADRHA)

The FEI is part of the collaborative worldwide movement for doping-free sport led by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). The aim of this movement is to protect fair competition as well as athlete health and welfare.

WADA’s Prohibited List identifies the substances and methods prohibited in- and out-of-competition, and in particular sports. The substances and methods on the List are classified by different categories (e.g., steroids, stimulants, gene doping).

The List comes into effect on 1 January of each year.

As a WADA Code Signatory, the FEI runs a testing programme for human athletes based on WADA’s List of Prohibited List of Substances and Methods and on the Code-compliant FEI Anti-Doping Rules for Human Athletes (ADRHA).

For further information, please consult the Clean Sport section of the FEI website here and the FAQ on the WADA website.