The Guerrero Saga: Swiss Federal Tribunal, 4 March 2019, no. 4A_318/2018

The Guerrero Saga: Swiss Federal Tribunal, 4 March 2019, no. 4A_318/2018

A CAS Panel did not violate any applicable procedural rules when it found that the combined application of the 2015 WADC and the FIFA ADR require an athlete who failed a doping test to be declared ineligible for a minimum period of 12 months.  

Facts/Procedure

On 5 October 2017, Peru played against Argentina in a match for the qualification phase of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. After the match, Mr Guerrero (the Player) underwent an in-competition anti-doping control.

The analysis of both the A and the B samples revealed the presence of a cocaine metabolite, benzoylecgonine (BZE). It is worth noting that cocaine is a non-specified stimulant that is prohibited in-competition under the 2017 WADA Prohibited List.

On 3 November 2017,...

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