Thu, September 14, 2017

UK Anti-Doping v Chinu Sandhu


  • Sport: Wrestling
  • Issue: Arbitration
  • Type: Anti-Doping
  • Tribunal: Mr William Norris QC, Dr Kitrina Douglas, Professor Peter Sever
  • Decision date: 27 February 2017
  • Outcome: 4-year ineligibility

Decision Details

On 20th September 2016, Mr Sandhu was subject to an Out-of-Competition test by UKAD at a training venue in Hockley. The urine sample tested positive for the anabolic steroid stanozolol-N-glucuronide, which is a non-specified substance under s.1.1a of the WADA 2016 Prohibited List.

Chinu Sandhu, an experienced British wrestler, has been suspended for a period of 4 (four) years following a proven Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV) pursuant to Article 10.2.1(a) of the UK Anti-Doping Rules (ADR).

The NADP Tribunal of Mr William Norris QC (Chair), Dr Kitrina Douglas and Professor Peter Sever were comfortably satisfied that the athlete had committed an ADRV as he had failed to convince the Tribunal that he did not act intentionally. As such, the Tribunal imposed a period of four years’ ineligibility on the athlete.

Mr Sandhu’s ban will run from 14 October 2016 until 14 October 2020.