FINA Announces Pair of Doping Sanctions: Evgeny Aleshin, Lukasz Giminski

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, November 30. FINA recently announced a pair of doping sanctions. Russian swimmer Evgeny Aleshin and Polish swimmer Lukasz Giminski both picked up two-year bans for three filing failures within an 18-month period. Aleshin has already retired from the sport.

Here are the full releases regarding the decisions:

Doping Panel Decision – Evgeny Aleshin (RUS)

On November 5th, 2010, the FINA Doping Panel held a hearing in regard to the case of Mr. Evgeny Aleshin (RUS) for violation of FINA DC Rule 2.4 – a combination of three filing failures within an eighteen-month period.

The FINA Doping Panel has decided according to FINA Rules DC 10.3.3 to impose a period of two (2) years ineligibility on the athlete. The swimmer has retired while the results management process was underway.$

All costs of this case shall be borne by the Russian Swimming Federation in accordance with DC 12.2.

FINA Doping Panel Decision – Lukasz Giminski (POL)

On November 5th, 2010, the FINA Doping Panel held a hearing in regard to the case of Mr. Lukasz Giminski (POL) for violation of FINA DC Rule 2.4 – a combination of three filing failures within an eighteen-month period.

The FINA Doping Panel has decided according to FINA Rules DC 10.3.3 to impose a period of two (2) years ineligibility, starting on November 5th, 2010.

All costs of this case shall be borne by the Polish Swimming Federation in accordance with DC 12.2.