Denmark Swimmer Keeps Gold Medal, Wins Doping Case
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Denmark swimmer Mads Glaesner has been reinstated as the 1,500-meter gold medalist at the 2012 world short-course championships after winning his doping case appeal.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport says it overturned Glaesner’s disqualification because his positive test for a stimulant resulted from accidental mislabeling of a nasal inhaler.
Glaesner showed that an American bottle containing levmetamfetamine was covered with a label intended for the Danish market, where the brand does not contain the stimulant.
The court describes “two very similar looking products but with different chemical compositions.”
CAS upheld Glaesner’s request that swimming’s world governing body, FINA, which banned him for three months, publish a corrective news release.
Glaesner accepted being disqualified from bronze medal position in the 400 free on the day of his positive test.
SOURCE: Associated PressDenmark Swimmer Keeps Gold Medal, Wins Doping Case by Amanda Borges