Wed, September 26, 2018

UKAD v Adam Fedorciow (BWL) (First Instance)


  • Sport: Weightlifting
  • Issue: Arbitration
  • Type: Anti-Doping
  • Tribunal: Matthew Lohn, Dr Terry Crystal, Dr Barry O'Driscoll
  • Decision date: 06 February 2018
  • Outcome: The Tribunal concluded that the sanction is a period of Ineligibility of two (2) years.

Decision Details

On 15 July 2017, Adam Fedorciow a licensed competitor of British Weight Lifting (BWL), was subject to In-Competition testing following the BWL Championships held in Coventry.

Analysis of Mr Fedorciow’s urine sample returned an Adverse Analytical Finding (“AAF”) for higenamine and its metabolite coclaurine. Mr Fedorciow was subsequently charged with an Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV) for the Presence of a Prohibited Substance under UK Anti-Doping Rule (ADR) Article 2.1 and the matter referred to the NADP for determination.

The NADP Tribunal consisting of Mr Matthew Lohn (Chairman), Dr Terry Crystal and Dr Barry O’Driscoll concluded that Mr Fedorciow had not established that he bore ‘No Significant Fault or Negligence’ and he was not eligible for any reduction of the period of Ineligibility for the purposes of ADR Article 10.5. The Tribunal determined that a doping offence under ADR Article 2.1 has been admitted and the applicable period of Ineligibility to be imposed should be two years, commencing on 15 July 2017.