In a follow-up to our report from June that Japanese swimmer Junya Koga‘s 4-year suspension was reduced to just 2 years, the Court Arbitration of Sport (CAS) has released its official document relaying that information.
31-year-old Koga failed two drug tests in the month of March 2018, which resulted in his being removed from the Japanese National Team. Koga tested positive for traces of ‘banned muscle-building substances’, which the Olympian denied having taken knowingly. The substances were later identified as selective androgen receptor modulators “LGD-4033” and “SARM S-22”.
Per the official CAS release below, ‘In June 2019, the parties informed the CAS that having agreed that contaminated supplements were the most likely source, on a balance of probability, of both the Ostarine and Ligandrol found in Junya Koga‘s samples.’
The statement then reads, ‘the athlete shall be sanctioned with a period of ineligibility 2 years.’
That renders Koga available to compete as of May 14th, 2020. The Japanese Olympic Trials will most likely be concluded by then, so Koga’s possible participation in a home Olympics in 2020 is doubtful.