Tribunal Arbitral du Sport Court of Arbitration for Sport
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
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
Committee of the Hungarian National Anti Doping Organisation found the athlete not guilty and
did not sanction him. On 6 July 2012, the IAAF filed an appeal at the CAS in Lausanne.
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
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,
Avenue de Beaumont 2, 1012 Lausanne, Switzerland Tel: (41 21) 613 50 00; fax: (41 21) 613 50 01, or
consult the CAS website: www.ta