The International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA) has published the full decision of the independent tribunal in the case of Jenson Brooksby.
This outlines the process and details of the hearing held on 10 October 2023. The document has been redacted where necessary to protect personal and third party details. The independent tribunal’s final decision includes:
- Confirmation that the independent tribunal upheld the charge of Article 2.4 of the Tennis Anti-Doping Programme (TADP) relating to three missed tests in a 12-month period
- On the one missed test that the player challenged, the tribunal found that the Doping Control Officer had complied with the ITIA protocol and the International Standards for Testing and Investigations and had taken all reasonable steps to locate the player
- That the player was unable to disprove negligence as sufficient information was not provided in order for the DCO to locate them and the player’s phone was on silent
- The tribunal found that the player’s degree of fault was “high” resulting in a sanction of 18 months
Appeals of the decision under the Tennis Anti-Doping Programme are made to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) and all details and timings will be decided by CAS.
To access the full decision, click here
Published 26 October 2023 18:00