Arbitration court reduces the suspension of Australian swimming China Jack


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On Monday, the Sports Arbitration Court reduced the suspension of the Australian swimmer, China Jack, to two years instead of 4 years, after being found to have violated doping regulations before the start of the World Championships last year.

Jack, 22, was excluded from competing in freestyle events a few days before the start of the World Championships in South Korea last year, after she fell in a test to detect doping outside of competition on June 26, 2019.

Accordingly, the Australian Swimming Association suspended it temporarily before the Australian Anti-Doping Agency decided to stop it for a period of four years, starting from 12 July 2019.

The arbitration court said in a statement that Jack violated the regulations and accordingly decided to stop Australian swimming for a period of two years from the effective date of the suspension that was imposed on her, because there was no evidence that she intended to take the banned substance.

The Australian swimmer, who is scheduled to be absent from the Tokyo Summer Olympics next year, said, via “Instagram”, that the highest sports court “categorically confirmed” that it did not intentionally use the banned substance.

Al-Riyadiah added, “Those who accused me of the offense also did not provide evidence of how this substance entered my body.”

Jack also said, “I cannot change the rules and regulations, and these rules will continue to work for the time being. That is why I accept the decision in a positive spirit and I am grateful that I will be able to resume my sports career as a swimmer next year.”

Source: “Reuters”


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