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Discus Thrower Banned For Two Years

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Lausanne, 26 July 2012 – The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has rendered its decision in the urgent appeal filed by the International Athletics Association (IAAF) against the decision of the Doping Committee of the Hungarian National Anti-doping Organisation dated 6 June 2012.

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									Tribunal Arbitral du Sport                                        Court of Arbitration for Sport




                                  MEDIA RELEASE
                                              DOPING

     THE COURT OF ARBITRATION FOR SPORT (CAS) IMPOSES A
          TWO-YEAR SUSPENSION ON ZOLTAN KOVAGO
   Lausanne, 26 July 2012 – The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has rendered its decision in
   the urgent appeal filed by the International Athletics Association (IAAF) against the decision of
   the Doping Committee of the Hungarian National Anti                   nisation
                                                        Anti-doping Organisation dated 6 June 2012
   exonerating the Hungarian discus thrower Zoltan Kövago from any sanction. The CAS Panel
   was comfortably satisfied that the athlete refused or failed without compelling justification to
                                          notification
   submit to sample collection after notification or otherwise evaded sample collection on
   11 August 2011.

   The case was referred by the IAAF to the Hungarian Athletics Association and the Doping
                                          Anti-Doping
   Committee of the Hungarian National Anti Doping Organisation found the athlete not guilty and
               tion
   did not sanction him. On 6 July 2012, the IAAF filed an appeal at the CAS in Lausanne.

                                                                                  anti-doping rule
   The CAS Panel in charge of this case found that Zoltan Kövago was guilty of an anti
                                       two-year period of ineligibility.
   violation and sanctioned him with a two

                d
   The full award with the grounds will be notified to the parties in a few weeks.




   For further information related to the CAS activity and procedures in general, please contact either
   Mr Matthieu Reeb, CAS Secretary General, or Ms Katy Hogg, Media Assistant. Château de Béthusy,
                                            Switzerland.  :
   Avenue de Beaumont 2, 1012 Lausanne, Switzerland Tel: (41 21) 613 50 00; fax: (41 21) 613 50 01, or
                                 .tas-cas.org
   consult the CAS website: www.ta

								
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