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Drug Free Sport New Zealand v Adam King


Anti-doping – cricket player (K) admitted violations of Sports Anti-Doping Rules (SADR) 2014 Rules 3.2 and 3.6 and SADR 2015 2.2 and 2.6 – Medsafe investigation into NZ Clenbuterol including purchase of prohibited products by K in 2014 and 2015 – possession and use of steroids nandrolone and testosterone in 2014 and possession and use of hormones tamoxifen and anastrozole used to address effects of steroids in 2015 – provisionally suspended without opposition – asked to be heard as to sanction – sanction for multiple violations based on violation with most severe sanction – changes to 2015 WADA Code / SADR – 2015 violations most severe sanction if DFSNZ proved to comfortable satisfaction of Tribunal that intentional – assessment of specific facts and credibility of K totality of evidence – meaning of “intentional” under SADR 2015 10.2.3 – no evidential basis to conclude K knew or turned mind to breach of SADR – Tribunal imposed period of ineligibility of 2 years – commencement back dated given delays not attributable to K and K’s prompt admission and co-operation

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