Tue, October 29, 2019

UKAD v Adrian Canaveral


  • Sport: Weightlifting
  • Issue: Arbitration
  • Type: Anti-Doping
  • Tribunal: Kate Gallafent QC (Sole Arbitrator)
  • Decision date: 07 October 2019
  • Outcome: 8 years ineligibility

Decision Details

A decision in the case of UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) v Adrian Canaveral has been published by the National Anti-Doping Panel (NADP).

On 04 February 2019 Adrian Canaveral, was charged with an Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV) for breach of Anti-Doping Rule (ADR) Article 2.3 for refusing or failing to submit to sample collection without compelling justification.  At this time, Mr Canaveral was subject to a four-year period of Ineligibility which had been imposed on 27 June 2017 and backdated to start on 09 October 2016 for the Presence of Prohibited Substances or their Metabolites or Markers, contrary to ADR Article 2.1.

Ms Kate Gallafent QC, sole arbitrator, found that Mr Canaveral’s refusal or failure to take the test was intentional within the meaning in the ADR, and moreover that he did not have compelling justification to refuse or fail to provide the sample.  As this is his second ADRV, the period of ineligibility imposed is 8 years, running from 09 October 2020 (when his current period of Ineligibility ends) until midnight on 08 October 2028.

A copy of the full decision can be accessed via the related links tab on the right-hand side.

The National Anti-Doping Panel (NADP) is the United Kingdom’s independent tribunal responsible for adjudicating anti-doping disputes in sport. It is operated by Sport Resolutions and is entirely independent of UK Anti-Doping who is responsible for investigating, charging and prosecuting cases before the NADP.