The Kiselev Case: Application of Fault-Related Detection to an Intentional ADRV

The Kiselev Case: Application of Fault-Related Detection to an Intentional ADRV

A very recent Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) decision, which reduced the 4-year period of ineligibility imposed by the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) on the Russian professional cyclist Sergei Kiselev (Mr Kiselev) by 8 months, has completely changed the system for determining the appropriate period of ineligibility introduced in the 2015 World Anti-Doping Code (Code) establishing that, even in the case of an intentional anti-doping rule violation (ADRV), the period of ineligibility may still be reduced.

CAS 2018/A/5644 Sergei Kiselev v. RUSADA

 

A very recent Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) decision, which reduced the 4-year period of ineligibility imposed by the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) on the Russian professional cyclist Sergei Kiselev (Mr Kiselev) by 8 months, has completely changed the system for determining the appropriate period of ineligibility introduced in the 2015 World Anti-Doping Code (Code) establishing that, even in the case of an intentional anti-doping rule violation (ADRV), the period of ineligibility may still be reduced.

Introduction – The generally accepted approach to sanctioning intentional dopers - an Overview

According to Article 10.2 of the Code, the basic period of ineligibility for the most frequent ADRVs established in Article 2.1[1] shall be 4 years for an intentional ADRV and 2 years for a non-intentional ADRV. Subject to...

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