MEXICO CITY (September 10, 2020) – Panam Sports informs that the Court of Arbitration for Sport has issued its decision in the case CAS 2019 / A / 6637 Njisane Phillip v. Panam Sports of July 8, 2020, which confirms the decision of the Ad Hoc Disciplinary Commission of Panam Sports, of November 15, 2019.
The decision of the Ad Hoc Disciplinary Commission of Panam Sports confirmed by the CAS
stated the following:
- That the athlete Njisane Phillip, committed a violation of the anti-doping rules contrary to article 2.1 of the Panam Sports Anti-Doping Rules due to the presence of a prohibited substance in a sample delivered by him, during the Lima 2019 Pan American Games.
- The disqualification of results obtained by the athlete during the Lima 2019 Pan American Games, consequently ordering the withdrawal and return of the gold medal won in the team speed event and the individual silver medal won in the individual speed event, both in the sport of cycling.
- The disqualification of results obtained by the Trinidad and Tobago team, in the team speed event in the sport of cycling held on August 1, 2019 during the Lima 2019 Pan American Games, consequently ordering the withdrawal and return of all the Gold medals for all team members, earned in this event.
Panam Sports wishes to express that it will continue in its effort to fight against all forms of doping in sport and that it also recognizes the response of Mr. Njisane Phillip regarding the award, who has assured that despite his offense, he also condemns all forms of doping in sport. Panam Sports also wishes to indicate that the prohibited substance present in Mr. Phillip’s sample is not considered a performance enhancing substance and is satisfied that despite CAS’s final award that correctly confirmed the Disciplinary Commission’s Decision Panam Sports Ad Hoc, Mr. Phillip had no intention of cheating or gaining an unfair advantage over his competitors. Panam Sports believes that Mr. Phillip is an honest athlete who made a mistake and is committed to learning from it.