Sport Integrity Australia acknowledges the decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport to impose a 2-year sanction in relation to Ms Shayna Jack.
Sport Integrity Australia is bound by its requirements under the World Anti-Doping Code and National Anti-Doping scheme and makes any recommendation regarding sanction based on the information available at the time. In the absence of any submission made by an athlete, the CEO is bound by the requirements of the World Anti-Doping Code and the NAD scheme. Sport Integrity Australia remains satisfied that, based on the information available at the time, it was appropriate to recommend a sanction of 4 years.
Sport Integrity Australia CEO David Sharpe has stated that his agency will “consider the decision in greater detail before making any further comment”.
“We will always act in the interests of those athletes who deserve a level playing field and to ensure that Australian athletes and sporting competition are protected,” Mr Sharpe said.
Pursuant to the relevant rules all parties to the proceeding now have 21 days in which to lodge any appeal. The World Anti-Doping Agency and the Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA) have longer appeal periods, as detailed in Article 13.6.1 of the Swimming Australia Limited Anti-Doping Policy.
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