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Where is the Anti-Doping Process Failing Us? Fix the Code, Not the Court.

Though a small minority have fallen on the side of the Brazilians in their now-infamous doping scandal, a majority (or…

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Athletes React to Cielo Announcement Via Twitter; Poll Results

As is evidenced by the Tweet of Dutch swimmer Sebastiaan Verschuren above above, the first reactions from other athletes about the…

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Cielo "Warning" Upheld, Cleared to Compete in Shanghai; Waked Receives One Year Ban

As we predicted in this editorial yesterday, the CBDA’s warning for Cesar Cielo, Henrique Barbosa, and Nicholas dos Santos was…

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Zero-Hour is Thursday Morning for Cielo, Brazilian Doping Scandal

The CAS hearing in the matter of the positive tests for Cesar Cielo, Vanecius Waked, Nicolas dos Santos, and Henrique Barbosa…

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In Briefs: Cielo Hires Jessica Hardy's Lawyer, Howard Jacobs, for CAS Arbitration

As we sit and wait patiently for Wednesday’s hearing, where the CAS will decide on the appeal of FINA vs….

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CAS Announces July 20th Hearing Date for Cielo, Other Brazilians

The international Court of Arbitration for Sport has announced the timeline for its decision on the punishment for Cesar Cielo…

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Brazilian Doping: Cielo, Other Brazilians Have Agreed to Expedited Arbitration

With all other parties having already agreed to an expedited hearing by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, the ultimate…

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Brazilian Doping: CAS Acknowledges Urgency in Cielo Doping Decision

The Court for Arbitration of Sport today acknowledged FINA’s appeal of the Brazilian suspensions, and agreed to an expedited time…

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CBDA Releases Response to FINA Appeal of Cielo et al. Doping Suspensions

The CBDA has released its response to FINA’s appeal of the Brazilian doping panels decision to not give a suspension…

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PRESS RELEASE: FINA Officially Announces Intent to Appeal Doping Case to CAS

In a previously implied-and-anticipated move, FINA has officially decided to appeal the doping suspensions (or lack thereof) to the international…

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In Briefs: Brent Hayden Latest to Speak Out About Cielo, Brazilian Doping Suspensions

Canada’s Brent Hayden is the latest swimmer to speak out against the light suspension given to Brazil’s Cesar Cielo in…

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CBDA Replaces Nicholas Santos and Henrique Barbosa for World Championships; Molina's Spot Also Filled

In a move we foreshadowed yesterday, CBDA president Coarcey Nunes has announced that Nicholas Santos and Henrique Barbosa have been…

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Brazilian Doping Scandal: Santos Could Take Brunt of Punishment

(Update: the CBDA has announced replacements for both swimmers. See details here.) There’s a new angle arising in the Cesar…

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FINA Knew of Cielo Positive Tests Prior To Paris Open

Special Thanks to our Brazilian Correspondent D’artangan Dias for his continued help as more details unfold in this case. In…

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New Twist in Cielo Case: Lab Denies Cross-Contamination Was Their Fault (UPDATED WITH CBDA RESPONSE)

Yesterday, we reported that the source of Cielo’s supplement contamination had been found and confirmed to be a labaratory where…

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