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FEI To Apply Provisional Suspensions For Doping Offences
Interlaken, Switzerland

At its meeting held today, 10 April 2008, in Interlaken (SUI), the FEI Bureau unanimously approved a proposal to implement the use of provisional suspensions when a horse tests positive to a prohibited doping substance. This is permitted under the FEI Equine Anti-Doping and Medication Control Rules (article 7.2 Provisional Suspensions). Following today's decision, provisional suspensions from all FEI events will be systematically applied should an A sample analysis yield a positive result to a doping substance. This decision emphasizes FEI’s strong stand in the fight against doping and is in compliance with the World Anti Doping Code (WADA Code).

A rule change to permit provisional suspensions also in the case an A sample tests positive to medication was adopted. Provisional suspensions for medication positives will initially be enforced at major events, such as Olympic Games, FEI World Equestrian Games and Championships.


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