World Anti-Doping Code Commentary Project

The first fully comprehensive resource for anti-doping practitioners, providing guidance along all steps of the doping control process. With topics ranging from signatory compliance to application of the sanctioning regime, the commentary will assist the anti-doping movement to achieve a more effective implementation and harmonized interpretation of the 2015 World Anti-Doping Code.



The Lallukka CAS Award: The End of an Unsettled Era for Human Growth Hormone Cases?

By |April 29th, 2015|Evidence of doping, Science in anti-doping|

CAS Award: WADA v. Lallukka, CAS 2014/A/3488, November 20, 2014 FACTS In September 2011, the Finnish cross-country skier Juha Lallukka (the “skier”), a National-Level Athlete affiliated with the Finnish Ski Association, was subjected to an [...]

Biological passports and the 2015 Code: Will four-year bans for blood doping become the new norm?

By |February 3rd, 2015|Intentional violations|

Download the Bekele Blog Post HERE CAS Award: Alemitu Bekele Degfa v. Turkish Athletics Federation & IAAF, CAS 2013/A/3080, March 14, 2014. In this award, recently published in the CAS bulletin, Alemitu Bekele Degfa – a [...]

When is a Departure Really a Departure? Trends in Procedural Challenges Highlighted by the Tai Cheau Xuen CAS Award

By |December 1st, 2014|Procedural challenges|

Download the Tai Cheau Xuen Blog Post HERE CAS Award: Tai Cheau Xuen v. Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), CAS AG 14/03, October 3, 2014. In the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) Ad Hoc [...]

Still need proof sugar is bad for you? Cilic, glucose, “light” fault, and four months out

By |October 23rd, 2014|Specified Substances|

Download the Cilic Blog Post HERE CAS Award: Marin Cilic v. International Tennis Federation (ITF), CAS 2013/A/3335, April 11, 2014. Keywords: Degree of fault, Specified Substances, Inadvertent ingestion, Period of Ineligibility In this blog post, [...]

Ain’t nobody’s fault: Van Snick’s cocaine-sabotaged sports supplement

By |July 4th, 2014|No Fault or Negligence|

Download the Van Snick Blog Post HERE CAS Award: Charlene Van Snick c. Fédération Internationale de Judo (FIJ), TAS 2014/A/3475, July 4, 2014 Keywords: No Fault or Negligence, Balance of Probability, Sabotage, Cocaine, Substance concentration, [...]

FIFA, anti-doping and the World Cup 2014: Deco v. CBF and FIFA

By |May 26th, 2014|Evidence of doping|

CAS Award Anderson Luís De Souza v. CBF & FIFA, CAS 2013/A/3395, May 26, 2014 By Brianna Quinn For Brianna's Bio - click here In an interesting and topical development, FIFA, the Brazilian Football Confederation [...]

The Pinzon award: When legal presumptions fail under the force of scientific evidence

By |April 7th, 2014|Science in anti-doping|

Download the Pinzon Blog Post HERE   CAS Award: Omar Andres Pinzon Garcia v. FECNA, CAS 2014/A/3170, April 7, 2014. Keywords: International Standard for Testing, International Standard for Laboratories, chain of custody, procedural departures, sample [...]

Strict liability swings both ways: Campbell-Brown award expects ADOs to match exacting standards imposed on Athletes

By |February 24th, 2014|Evidence of doping|

Download the Campbell-Brown Blog Post HERE CAS Award: Veronica Campbell-Brown v. The Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) & The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), CAS 2014/A/3487, February 24, 2014. Keywords: International Standard for Testing, [...]

Sinkewitz v. Veerpalu: Struggling to fit anti-doping science into a legal framework

By |February 24th, 2014|Science in anti-doping|

CAS Award: Nationale Anti-Doping Agentur Deutschland v. Sinkewitz, CAS 2012/A/2857, February 24, 2014 On 21 February 2014, the CAS panel rendered its award in the NADA v. Sinkewitz matter (CAS 2012/A/2857, NADA v. Sinkewitz, 21 [...]

The Glaesner award: Another case of mistaken identity involving a Vicks inhaler

By |January 31st, 2014|Disqualification of results|

CAS Award: Glaesner v. FINA, CAS 2013/A/3274, January 31, 2014 Issues: CAS de novo power of review, No disqualification of other results, Additional investigations on a Sample Decision: Only the result from the race in [...]