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Retired Italian swimmer Filippo Magnini has lost his appeal, as the National Anti-doping Tribunal has upheld the freestyle ace’s 4-year ban on competitive swimming.
Accused of ‘use or attempted use of doping substances’, as well as abetting and administration or attempted administration of a prohibited substance, Magnini was facing a possible 8-year ban, although he is retired. He was given the 4-year suspension back in November of last year, along with Michele Santucci, with each swimmer vowing to appeal
In today’s decision for Santucci, however, he won his appeal and the 4-year suspension has been dropped. He had faced accusations involving only the use or attempted use of doping substances.
36-year-old Magnini was a mainstay of the international swimming scene from 2003 to 2016, when he was a triple European Champs medalist at age 34.
From the Tribunal:
“Rejects the appeal brought by the National Anti-Doping Prosecutor on February 20, 2019, against the decision given by the First Section of the TNA on November 6, 2018, filed with the motivation on February 4, 2019, in the proceedings against the athlete Filippo Magnini “
You can refresh yourself on the steps that led to Magnini’s lost appeal and Santucci’s doping suspension acquittal below:
- Filippo Magnini and Michele Santucci sentenced to 4 years
- Magnini case: the hearing will be held at the anti-doping court on October 15th
- NADO Prosecutor’s Office requests eight years of referral
- Doping: NADO proxy hearing day for Magnini and Santucci
- Filippo Magnini and alleged doping: let’s be clear
- The nutritionist Guido Porcellini inhibited for 30 years
- Magnini Case: Decision postponed to November 6th