Fri, May 10, 2019

IAAF v Maria Guadalupe Gonzalez Romero


  • Sport: Athletics
  • Issue: Arbitration
  • Type: Anti-Doping
  • Tribunal: Juan Pablo Arriagada Aljaro
  • Decision date: 09 May 2019
  • Outcome: The period of Ineligibility imposed was four (4) years.

Decision Details

A decision in the matter of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) v Ms Maria Guadalupe Gonzalez Romero has been issued by the Disciplinary Tribunal. Ms Gonzalez Romero a Mexican race-walker was charged by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) under the IAAF Anti-Doping Rules (ADR) after testing positive for the presence and use of the prohibited substance epitrenbolone (a metabolite of trenbolone) in a urine sample collected 17 October 2018

 On 17 April 2019, a hearing was held before the Panel, comprised of Mr Juan Pablo Arriagada Aljaro as the Sole Adjudicator. The Sole Adjudicator found that the Athlete had committed an Anti-Doping Rule Violation under Article 2.1 and 2.2 ADR and a four (4) year period of Ineligibility has been imposed upon the Athlete commencing on the date of the Award.