CAS 2014/A/3842 World Anti-doping Agency (WADA) v. Confederação Brasileira de Futebol (CBF) & Erivonaldo Florêncio De Oliveira Filho

CAS 2014/A/3842 World Anti-doping Agency (WADA) v. Confederação Brasileira de Futebol (CBF) & Erivonaldo Florêncio De Oliveira Filho

Where FIFA Regulations apply exclusively, other normative rules cannot be applied in reducing an athlete’s sanction following a violation to anti-doping rules.

Facts/Procedure

On 16 November 2013, Mr Erivonaldo Florêncio De Oliveira Filho (the Player) took part in an in-competition doping control (urine), test which resulted in an anti-doping rule violation for the use of Stanozolol. Stanozolol is a prohibited substance classified as an anabolic agent by the 2013 WADA Prohibited List. The substance is prohibited both in and out of competition, and is not a specified substance.

On 10 March 2014, the Player waived his right to test his B Sample.  

The Prosecution of the Superior Court of Sports Justice (the Prosecution) determined that an anti-doping rule violation had been committed and, therefore, the Player’s case was referred to the Disciplinary Commission of the Superior Tribunal de Justica Desportiva Do Football (STJD). The Player was provisionally suspended.

On 9 April 2014, the 3rd Disciplinary Commission of the STJD...

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