FINA Offers Brief Clarifications on Albert Subirats Decision

Following the CAS’ Press Release this morning, FINA has put out a brief release of its own about the situation. There was no real shake-up news here that we didn’t learn this morning, but it’s still worth noting FINA’s acknowledgement of the situation.

Full press release, unedited:

Lausanne (SUI), August 26, 2011 – Following the information appeared in some media related with the case of swimmer Albert Subirats (VEN), FINA would like to clarify that:

1. According to a FINA Doping Panel decision on June 21, 2011 , a one-year suspension was imposed to swimmer Albert Subirats (VEN) following three whereabouts failures;

2. The swimmer appealed of this decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), in accordance with FINA Rules;

3. The CAS Arbitrator, on August 25, 2011 decided to cancel the FINA sanction and to waive any suspension to swimmer Albert Subirats (VEN).

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