FINA Issues Statement On Chinese Swimmers’ Warning Penalties

We reported yesterday how the Chinese Swimming Association announced punishments for 2 of the 3 Chinese swimmers who had tested positive for clenbuterol in 2015.

Swimmers An Jiabao and Wang Lizhou were issued warning penalties, while their respective clubs, An’s Tinjin Club and Wang’s Chinese Navy team, were handed relatively nominal monetary penalties.

Now world swimming’s governing body FINA has issued a statement after having reviewed the Chinese Swimming Association’s decision to render warnings to the Chinese swimmers.

Reads a portion of FINA’s statement, “FINA has received the decisions issued on these two athletes, and is currently reviewing them. As for the 2016 cases, FINA was informed that CHINADA is presently conducting the results management process, and that a decision is still to come.”

CHINADA is the Chinese Anti-Doping organization within the country and served as the initial body who announced that there have been 6 recent positive tests for banned substances by Chinese swimmers.

You can read the entire FINA statement below:

FINA notes the recent media articles about positive tests for the Chinese swimmers Wang Lizhuo and An Jiabao for clenbuterol and the sanctions imposed by the Chinese Swimming Association.

FINA has received the decisions issued on these two athletes, and is currently reviewing them. As for the 2016 cases, FINA was informed that CHINADA is presently conducting the results management process, and that a decision is still to come.

Whilst not wishing to pre-judge the issue, this is part of FINA’s drive to rid our sport of the scourge of doping and protect the majority of our athletes who are clean.

FINA will not make additional comments on those cases. Any further FINA development on this matter will be communicated through the usual channels, namely the publication of the decisions in the FINA website.

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Ferb

FINA is currently reviewing the warning penalties, while they wait for the check from China to clear.

beachmouse

Along with a note that it needs to be in Swiss francs this time, FINA being just bright enough to know how FIFA got tripped up legally.

TA

Yes so they will probably try to remain quiet about it and see if it goes away…or they will push further comments off until September lol

I hope USA Swimming will step up and can apply some pressure on this.

G3

They will just wait until the next Russian accidental ingestion….

Tom from Chicago

This one is easy. It only takes a flood of crocodile tears and a lie that it was “accidentally” in a supplement then FINA will ignore your doping charge. This is the Jessica Hardy defense.

Doping is not a victimless crime.

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