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Drug Free Sport New Zealand v Zane Robertson

20 March 2023

Anti-doping – athletics – presence of and use or attempted use of prohibited substance Erythropoietin (EPO) – Tampering – In-Competition – Non-specified substance – accepted immediate provisional suspension – accepted  presence – asked to be heard on sanction – evidence filed contested by DFSNZ and allegation of tampering – evidence supporting DFSNZ position – joint memorandum filed by parties – athlete does not contest tampering breach and no longer contests sanctions for underlying ADVRs- parties propose sanction of eight years – decision made by Tribunal on papers  – Tribunal agreed that eight year sanction is the only outcome available– Tribunal imposed eight year sanction.

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