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Jamnicky at no fault for anti-doping rule violation

CAS accepts that positive test due to the ingestion of contaminated meat

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According to a release from the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES), after an appeal before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), Canadian triathlete Dominika Jamnicky “bears no fault and will not receive a sanction for a confirmed anti-doping rule violation.”

In an out of competition urine test on April 24, 2018, shortly after she had represented Canada at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia, Jamnicky tested positive for clostebol, a prohibited anabolic agent.

The appeal to CAS came after both Jamnicky and the CCES “appealed the initial decision rendered by the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada (SDRCC) Arbitrator, Yves Fortier, which likewise imposed no period of ineligitility on the athlete,” according to the CCES release.

The CAS panel “accepted that the source of the prohibited substance in the athlete’s sample came from her ingestion of contaminated meat. In light of this determination, the CAS panel further determined that the athlete was at no fault for the violation, and as such received no period of ineligibility.”

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You can see the decisions from Arbitrator Fortier at Partial Final Award and Final Award.

We’ve reached out to Jamnicky for comment and will have more on this story over the next few days.