Why did CAS burn Subirats and not Cielo ?


In short, Venezuela’s short course 50 meter butterfly world champion Albert Subirats missed the world championships last month because he was reported to have missed three anti-doping tests (a sanction that is now totally lifted) while now 50 meter butterfly long course world champion César Cielo and 2 other Brazilians got a last-minute express trial and then only a warning for without doubt having taken an illegal drug.

Therefore good question by Craig Lord here on SwimNews.com:

The questions for CAS and all involved in seeking fairness and more rigour in the anti-doping system is clear:

  • why, when the Subirats case was known before the Cielo case, did CAS not rush to sit in session in order that the Venezuelan  could swim in Shanghai last month (different treatment for differest swimmers, once more)

Condecoración a Albert Subirats y abanderamiento de Pastor Maldonado


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