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New Zealand Power Lifting Federation v Mark Mete


Anti-doping – ephedrine – athlete admitted taking ephedrine pills to manage asthma – issue over which anti-doping rules applied – NZPF agreed at 2004 AGM to replace their old constitution and NZPF anti-doping rules with a new constitution and the IPF international federation anti-doping rules (which incorporated WADA code) – NZPF and IPF rules set out different penalties for ephedrine violations – however NZPF never formally adopted the new constitution and rules, even though intended to do so – therefore anti-doping rules that applied were the old NZPF rules which provided for maximum ban of 3 months for ephedrine violations – 3 months’ ineligibility imposed.

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