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The Foreigner Therese Johaug doping ban appealed. International Skiing Federation officials are dissatisfied with sanctions against the Norwegian cross-country skier. FIS’ decision comes after the Adjudication Committee of the Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports barred Therese Johaug from competing for 13 months. This took place on 10th February 2017. The Adjudication Committee established that the cross-country skier had taken Clostebol, a banned substance, unintentionally, based upon the advice of a reputable doctor.

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Therese Johaug doping ban appealed

Published on Tuesday, 7th March, 2017 at 21:30 under the news in brief category, by Charlotte Bryan.

International Skiing Federation officials are dissatisfied with sanctions against the Norwegian cross-country skier.



FIS’ decision comes after the Adjudication Committee of the Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports barred Therese Johaug from competing for 13 months. This took place on 10th February 2017.

The Adjudication Committee established that the cross-country skier had taken Clostebol, a banned substance, unintentionally, based upon the advice of a reputable doctor.

While Johaug had committed an Anti-Doping Rule violation, the Committee “held that she acted not without no fault, but rather with no significant fault,” today’s statement from FIS reads.

FIS’ Doping Panel (FDP) has found that “the sanction imposed is on the low end of the range of reasonable sanctions and fails to adequately reflect the fact that the athlete Therese Johaug failed to read the doping warning label printed in red on the package despite the fact that the medication was unknown to her and was purchased in a foreign country.”

The FDP has filed an appeal to the Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS) regarding the decision by the Adjudication Committee of the Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports in order to have an independent judgement of the sanction.



Published on Tuesday, 7th March, 2017 at 21:30 under the news in brief category, by Charlotte Bryan.

This post has the following tags: johaug, doping, skiing, steroid, paywall.





  
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