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Drug Free Sport New Zealand v Lachlan Frear


Anti-doping – ice hockey player (LF) admitted violations of Sports Anti-Doping Rules (SADR) 2014 rule 3.2 and 2015 rule 2.2 – Medsafe investigation into NZ Clenbuterol including online purchase of prohibited products by LF in 2014 and 2015 – attempted use prohibited substance – provisionally suspended without opposition – admitted violation of SADR and asked to be heard as to sanction – sanction for multiple violations based on violation with most severe sanction – 2015 SADR 10.2.1 – four year period of ineligibility if intentional – no evidential basis to conclude LF knew or turned mind to breach of SADR– period of ineligibility reduced to two years under 2015 SADR Rule 10.2.2 – LF could not establish no significant fault or negligence in seeking a reduction of the two year period – 2015 SADR 10.11.1 and 10.11.2 – commencement back dated given delays not attributable to LF and timely admission and co-operation.

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