Thursday, August 28, 2008

Equestrian: B Samples Positive

EQUESTRIAN'S world governing body, the FEI, have confirmed that the B samples from the four cases (including Ireland’s ‘Lantinus’) at the 2008 Olympics involving the presence of the banned substance capsaicin in horses, have all yielded positive test results, so confirming the initial positive findings from the A samples.

The four cases are:
Bernardo Alves (Brazil); Chupa Chup
Christian Ahlmann (Germany); Coster
Denis Lynch (Ireland); Latinus
Tony Andre Hansen (Norway); Camiro

The process will now follow the Accelerated Medication Control Procedure during and after the 2008 Olympic Games which is part of the FEI Regulations for Equestrian events at the 2008 Games (Annex G),available on the FEI Olympic website.

Evidence and written submissions have been requested from each rider,and a three-member panel of the FEI Tribunal has been appointed.Hearings will be held on 5, 6 and 7th September in Lausanne,Switzerland.

Horse Sport Ireland tonight confirmed that they had been informed by Denis Lynch that he would be taking up his right to a hearing and that he intended to make himself available on any of the dates proposed by the FEI.

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