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Drug Free Sport New Zealand v A Minor


Anti-doping involving a minor – tested positive for prohibited substance Dimethylpentylamine – taken from athlete in competition – provisionally suspended without opposition – admitted violation – joint memorandum filed as to proposed sanction – unintentional use of specified substance – consumed “Kick pre-workout” product – standard 2 year period of ineligibility – reduced sanction no significant fault – appropriate sanction having regard to degree of fault – strict obligation on athletes under the Code – youth, inexperience – one-off mistake – parties proposed appropriate period of ineligibility 4 months – low level fault – Tribunal considered material filed – made an Order as proposed – suspended for 4 months to 26 June 2018 – credit for provisional suspension served and backdating for timely admission

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