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CAS nullifies doping ban on Brazil swimmer Santos

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The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Friday overturned a one-year doping ban imposed on Brazilian swimmer Gabriel Santos by the ruling body FINA.

Santos, a relay silver medallist from the 2017 world championships, tested positive for the banned substance clostebol in May 2019.

He argued that cross-contamination resulted in the positive test by sharing towels and products with a family member who had been prescribed to use clostebol but the FINA banned him for one year from July 20, 2019.

Santoas appealed the ruling at CAS which nullified the ban because “in the circumstances of this case, no fault or negligence should be attributed to the athlete” for the positive test.

Edited By: Abiodun Oluleye/Silas Nwoha

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