FEI Tribunal issues Final Decision in human doping case

Media updates
10 June 2024 Author: FEI

The FEI Tribunal has issued its Final Decision in a human doping case.  

This case involves two adverse analytical findings for the prohibited substance Clenbuterol, listed in Class S1.2 Other Anabolic Agents according to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List 2022.

Samples taken from the Spanish Dressage athlete Agusti Juan Elias Lara (FEI ID 10032759) on 21 May 2022 during the CDIO5*-NC in Compiègne (FRA) and on 8 July 2022 during the CDI4* in Fritzens-Schindlhof (AUT), returned positive for Clenbuterol.

The athlete was notified of the violation of the FEI’s Anti-Doping Rules for Human Athletes (ADRHA) on 1 September 2022 and was provisionally suspended by the FEI at that time since Clenbuterol is a Non-Specified Substance and is prohibited  both, in and out of competition.

In its Final Decision, the FEI Tribunal decided to suspend the athlete for a period of four years, starting from the date of the FEI Tribunal Final Decision (4 June 2024). The provisional suspension already served by the athlete shall be credited against the ineligibility period. Additionally, the athlete was disqualified from all results obtained at the events, fined CHF 5,000 and asked to pay costs of CHF 3,000.

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

The full FEI Tribunal Final Decision is available here.

Notes to Editors:

FEI Clean Sport - human athletes

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).

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.