Lifetime ineligibility according to the WADA Code
Published in CAS Bulletin 1/2010, p. 41-50
The 2009 World Anti-Doping Code (2009 WADC) foresees the sanction of ineligibility for life in various provisions and for various violations of the anti-doping rules. In most cases, a life ban is not a so-called “standard” sanction, but the adjudicating instance enjoys a certain degree of flexibility. In this respect, according to Article 10.3.2, for trafficking or attempted trafficking, administration or attempted administration of prohibited substance or prohibited method, the period of ineligibility is a minimum of four years up to lifetime ineligibility, unless the conditions for establishing a reduced sanction are met.