Results management process

An athlete or support person charged with a possible anti-doping rule violation (ADRV) has the right to a fair hearing. The hearing process will determine whether an ADRV has been committed, and, if so the appropriate sanction.

The process set out here describes the general course of action.

Report of a possible ADRV

A report of a possible ADRV will normally reach FIB as a result of testing and analyses or intelligence and investigation.

Notification of a possible ADRV

If the possible ADRV stands the preliminary review by FIB, the concerned athlete or support person will be notified about it and the potential consequences. The notification may also, if applicable, include notice of provisional suspension. He/she will also be given an opportunity comment the alleged ADRV, as well as its consequences, and to request a B-sample analysis, if applicable.

Review of comments and requests

The comments and requests received from the person of the alleged ADRV will be reviewed by FIB, which might include further investigation and dialogue with the athlete or support person. FIB may dismiss the case, if the alleged ADRV is not validated. Otherwise, the case will be brought to the FIB Doping Hearing Panel for adjudication.

Hearing by the FIB Doping Hearing Panel

The person of the alleged ADRV will be contacted by the Hearing Panel and once again given the opportunity to give his/her view on the alleged ADRV. After the hearing the Hearing Panel will issue a written decision, which includes the full reasons for the decision and any sanctions imposed.

Acceptance or appeal

The decision by the Hearing Panel may be appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) by the person who is the subject of it, FIB, the relevant National Anti-Doping Organization and/or World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

If no appeal is brought against the decision and if an ADRV was committed, the decision will be publicly disclosed.

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Updated January 11, 2021