Doping at Trampoline / Tumbling World Cup event
LAUSANNE (SUI), FIG Office, June 12, 2013: In the dispute between the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG), relating to the sanctions imposed on Russian gymnast Andrey Krylov, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has ruled in support of WADA. As a result, the athlete has been suspended for a period of two years, with the ban effective from October 01, 2012.
The gymnast was tested positive during an anti-doping control carried out during a Trampoline / Tumbling Gymnastics World Cup Tournament in Loulé (POR) on September 08, 2012. The B sample analysis confirmed the presence of banned stimulants .
A hearing was held before the Disciplinary Commission of the FIG in Lausanne (SUI), on November 07, 2012, during which the athlete personaly explained his position. On November 08, the Commission issued its decision, cancelling all results achieved by the gymnasts at the Loulé Tournament, with the resulting consequences, points, prizes and ranking. The Commission suspended the gymnast for a period of 12 months from any sports activity from the date of the notification, considering the fact that the gymnast accepted his responsibility and that he was able to establish how the prohibited substance entered his body.
On January 07, 2013, WADA appealed against the FIG sanctions and called for the suspension to be increased to two years.
On June 10, 2013, in its final consideration and in light of all arguments, the CAS ruled in favor of WADA's appeal and confirmed a two-year suspension for Krylov .