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CAS upholds WADA appeal on Chinese Taipei lifter, imposes eight-year ban on athlete

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has upheld the appeal filed by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) against the Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee (CTOC) and Ms. Tzu-Chi Lin (women’s 63kg weightlifting).

According to CAS Tzu-Chi Lin is banned for eight years starting on 14 November 2018 with credit for any prior period of provisional suspension or ineligibility.

The CTOC Anti-Doping Commission, upon determination Tzu-Chi Lin, had committed a second anti-doping rule violation (positive test with steroids following an out-of-competition doping control on 24 June 2016) had handed a two-year period ban but the World Anti-Doping Agency(WADA)in June 2018, appealed the decision to the CAS, arguing that as a second offence the appropriate sanction should be an eight-year period of ineligibility.

The CAS Sole Arbitrator in charge of the matter after taking cognizance of written
submissions of the parties involved in the matter found that Tzu-Chi Lin had indeed committed a second anti-doping rule violation and determined that she should receive an eight-year ban.

The sports arbitration body has therefore ruled that in addition to the ban, all competitive results obtained by the lifter from and including 24 June 2016 are disqualified with all resulting consequences, including forfeiture of any medals, points, and prizes.

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