Breaking Down the Process for Determining a Basic Sanction Under the 2015 World Anti-Doping Code
Résumé An Athlete’s fault is one of the core issues for determining the applicable period of Ineligibility under the sanctioning regime of the World Anti-Doping Code. Nevertheless, the issue is seldom addressed in a detailed and comprehensive manner that would provide a genuine insight into the role of fault in this context. This article proposes a process to determine the length of the initial period of Ineligibility associated with the basic sanction for anti-
doping rule violations involving the presence of a Prohibited
Substance under the 2015 World Anti-Doping Code. The authors first examine the interplay between the familiar concept of ‘‘No (Significant) Fault or Negligence ’’ on the one hand, and the newly introduced concept of ‘‘intentional’’ on the other hand, advocating a mutually exclusive understanding of these two concepts for the purposes of determining a basic sanction. Based on this understanding, the article proposes a process for determining the appropriate length of period of Ineligibility for both Specified
and non-Specified Substances under the 2015 World Anti-Doping
Code. Throughout the discussion, the article presents comparisons to the approach taken in earlier versions of the World Anti-Doping Code, illustrated through an analysis of past Court of Arbitration for Sport awards, to demonstrate the coherence of the proposed method and evaluate how it will function in practice.
Mots-clés Anti-doping - Sanctioning - 2015 World Anti-Doping Code -
No significant fault or negligence - No fault or negligence
Citation Rigozzi Antonio et al., Breaking Down the Process for Determining a Basic Sanction Under the 2015 World Anti-Doping Code, International Sports Law Journal, vol. 75, no 3, 2015, p. 3-48.
Type Article de périodique (Anglais)
Date de publication 2-6-2015
Nom du périodique International Sports Law Journal
Volume 75
Numéro 3
Pages 3-48
URL http://wadc-commentary.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Ant...
Liée au projet Commentary of the World Anti-Doping Code