One of the most important things in sports is that they are done on equal terms. That is why doping institutions. Today we will show you the news of a Canadian showjumping that is in the process of doping in a Pan American Games.
A Canadian showjumping rider who competed at the Pan-American Games in Peru in August has tested positive for a metabolic byproduct of cocaine.
Nicole Walker has been provisionally suspended by the FEI as a consequence.
Walker was a member of the fourth-placed Canadian showjumping team and also finished fourth with Falco Van Spieveld in the individual final at the games.
The sample was taken on August 7, the day of the team final in Lima.
What drug was detected in the Canadian Showjumper?
It tested positive for benzoylecgonine, a metabolite of cocaine. Benzoylecgonin is a prohibited substance under the FEI’s anti-doping rules for human athletes.
The FEI says Canadian showjumping Walker has the option to request a preliminary hearing. This will be before the FEI Tribunal to apply for the lifting of the provisional suspension.
Disqualification of the athlete is a separate proceeding. That is part of the results management process dealt with by Panam Sports, which organises the Pan-American Games.
The Canadian showjumping has exercised her right to request a hearing before the Panam Sports Disciplinary Commission.
Once the Disciplinary Commission has made a decision on the disqualification of the athlete, and team Canada’s final placing, the FEI will be in a position to make any necessary reallocation of the Olympic quota.
Tokyo 2020 Olympic quota places were available to the three best-ranked teams from Groups D (North America) and/or E (Central & South America) at the Pan-American Games this year, excluding the teams already qualified.
The three teams that earned qualification in Peru were Brazil, Mexico and Canada.
The FEI said in a statement it would not comment further on the case at this time. That is in order to maintain the integrity of the ongoing legal process.
We will be following the case for more information
Originally published in: https://www.horsetalk.co.nz