The FEI has issued a Final Decision pursuant to the Anti-Doping Rules for Human Athletes (ADRHA) Article 8.3.3 in a human anti-doping case concerning Eric Lamaze (FEI ID 10000439), a recently retired Jumping athlete of Canadian nationality.
The Athlete has committed an anti-doping rule violation under ADRHA Article 2.5 (Tampering), due to the submission of fabricated medical documents during an ongoing CAS Proceeding.In accordance with ADRHA Article 8.3.2, the Athlete was deemed to have waived a hearing, admitted the violation, and accepted the proposed Consequences because he did not respond to the charge.
Given the absence of any mitigating circumstances, the Athlete shall be subject to a period of Ineligibility of four years (12/09/2023 to 11/09/2027). He is furthermore subject to a fine of CHF 15,000 and shall be required to reimburse the FEI its legal costs in pursuing the matter.
The Athlete, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), and the Athlete’s National Anti-Doping Organization (the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport) each have the right to appeal the decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) within 21 days of receipt of the decision. Further detail regarding this matter will follow upon the conclusion of the ongoing CAS proceedings.
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