The Council of State confirms the temporary suspension of the athlete Clémence Calvin

The Council of State confirms the temporary suspension of the athlete Clémence Calvin

The sportswoman is accused of evading an unannounced anti-doping test in Morocco at the end of March.

The World with AFP Posted today at 17h26

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The Council of State had canceled this suspension on April 12, which had allowed the athlete to run the Paris Marathon.
The Council of State had canceled this suspension on April 12, which had allowed the athlete to run the Paris Marathon. THIBAULT CAMUS / AP

The State Council refused, Monday, July 8, suspend the measure of suspension of the athlete Clemence Calvin taken by the French Agency for fight against doping (AFLD). The sportswoman is accused of evading an unannounced anti-doping test in Morocco at the end of March.

Consequently, Clémence Calvin had been temporarily suspended by the AFLD from any participation in sporting events. Seized the first time in emergency, the Council of State had canceled the suspension on April 12, which had allowed the athlete to run the Paris marathon. Then, the AFLD had again taken a temporary suspension on April 25, for the same facts, after receiving the athlete.

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"No serious doubt about the facts"

"The Council of State nevertheless considered that there was not, in the light of the exchanges between the parties, serious doubt, in the state of the investigation, on the reality of the facts which led the AFLD to take his measure of suspension ", he says in a statement:

"If, for now, the duration of this measure is not disproportionate to the needs of the fight against doping, the Council of State specifies in this regard that the president of the AFLD will have to ensure for the future to put an end to this suspension as soon as it is no longer necessary. "

"After this urgent procedure, the Council of State will re-examine the suspension of Clemence Calvin in the coming months"reminds the institution.

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