FEI Tribunal issues Final Decisions in human anti-doping case

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21 December 2022 Author: FEI

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

This case involves an adverse analytical finding for the prohibited substance listed in Class S.6.B Specified Stimulants, of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List 2022.

A sample taken from the Swiss athlete Felix Vogg (FEI ID 10010431) on 1 July 2022 during the CCIO4*-S in Aachen (GER) returned positive for a Specified Stimulant. The athlete was notified of the violation of the FEI’s Anti-Doping Rules for Human Athletes (ADRHA) on 27 July 2022. He was not provisionally suspended by the FEI, as the substance in the Athlete’s Sample is a Specified Substance.

In its Final Decision, the FEI Tribunal decided to suspend the athlete for a period of two months, starting from the date of the FEI Tribunal Final Decision (20 December 2022). Additionally, the athlete was disqualified from all results obtained at the event, fined CHF 3,000 and asked to pay costs of CHF 1,500.

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

The full text of the FEI Tribunal’s 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.