Vitalina Simonova* ‘Doping Ban Reduced from 4 to 2 Years By CAS’, Says Lawyer

As the International Olympic Committee and the World Anti-Doping Agency makes their plans to remove the role of international federations in the anti-doping process, a cautionary talke arrives from the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) and its tendency to be lenient when cheating rears its head. Lawyer Artem Patsev has posted news on his Facebook page, the Sports Express website reports, indicating that Russian Vitalina Simonova*, banned for four years by FINA after she tested positive for doping last year, has had her suspension reduced to two years by CAS.

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As the International Olympic Committee and the World Anti-Doping Agency makes their plans to remove the role of international federations in the anti-doping process, a cautionary talke arrives from the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) and its tendency to be lenient when cheating rears its head. Lawyer Artem Patsev has posted news on his Facebook page, the Sports Express website reports, indicating that Russian Vitalina Simonova*, banned for four years by FINA after she tested positive for doping last year, has had her suspension reduced to two years by CAS.

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