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.
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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