Something’s rotten in Brazil: This wasn’t Waked’s first offence

FINA will press for an urgent CAS appeal before pool racing at the Shanghai 2011 World Championships begin on July 24, if current investigations conclude that Brazil was wrong to issue only warnings to Cesar Cielo, Nicholas Santos, Henrique Barbosa and Vinicius Waked for testing positive with furosemide. Especially Waked’s case looks suspicious, if the Brazilian doping control panel really gave out only warnings because it was the swimmers’ first offence. From

Of the four, Waked’s case looks the weakest by some margin: he has already served a suspension after testing positive for Isometheptene. He returned from that ban in April 4 last year. It is hard to see how a second offence could result in a warning.


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