FIS wants reasonably extended ban for Norwegian Cross-Country skierApril 21, 2017
The International Ski Federation (FIS) has in its appeal to the Court of Arbitration and Sport (CAS) stated they want a reasonably extended sanction for the Norwegian Cross Country skier Therese Johaug.
FIS Doping Panel has found that the sanction imposed is on the low end of the range of reasonable sanctions and fails to adequately reflect the fact that the athlete Therese Johaug failed to read the doping warning label printed in red on the package despite the fact that the medication was unknown to her and was purchased in a foreign country. For the above reasons, the FDP has filed an appeal on the decision of the Adjudication Committee to the Court of Arbitration and Sport in order to have an independent judgement of the sanction. Johaug tested positive for the banned substance clostebol in an out-of-competition test.