The Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne dismissed the appeal of Adrian Zielinski. The Polish Olympian must be sentenced to 4 years of disqualification.
Just before the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, a huge scandal broke out in Polish sport with the participation of Zielinski brothers. It started with a younger brother. Tomasz Zielinski was caught using a non-permitted substance such as nandrolone. The violation of the regulations has outraged the chances of a weight-lifter to perform at the Olympics in Rio. Unfortunately, a short time later, Tomasz Zielinski’s brother was also caught on doping.
In the case of Adrian Zielinski, the Olympic champion from London in 2012, the same substance was detected and also the Olympics in the Rio games were banned. The elder of the brothers did not agree with this decision, claiming that he had accepted the nadrolon unconsciously. This was to happen when taking contaminated vitamin B-12.
Since the Zielinski brothers were caught on doping, the older one fought to cancel the decision of his 4-year suspension. This fight has just ended and it is Zielinski’s defeat. The Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne closed the case upholding the decision to suspend Adrian Zielinski. The Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne decided the same in the case of the younger Zielinski.
The Polish Anti-Doping Agency stated:
“The Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne has dismissed the appeal of Adrian Zielinski against the decision of POLADA’s Second Instance Disciplinary Panel imposing a sanction on the athlete for the violation of anti-doping rules. This means that the sanction of 4 years of ineligibility imposed by the Disciplinary Panel at POLADA remains in force. Furthermore, the Court of Arbitration ruled that Adrian Zielinski should pay 2,000 Swiss francs to POLADA as costs incurred in connection with the case. It is one of the most important judgments of the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne ever imposed on Polish athletes. The Court of Arbitration for Sport also upheld the sanction of 4-year ineligibility imposed on Tomasz Zielinski by the International Weight Lifting Federation (IWF).” – quotation: source
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