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Bruyneel's CAS Appeal Set for Next Month



Johan Bruyneel is scheduled to appear before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) next month, to appeal the 10-year ban that was handed to him last April by the American Arbitration Association (AAA), for his role in the US Postal Service’s doping scandal, as its team director. 

In addition, another hearing set to be heard on the same day, with regard to the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) appeal to increase the embattled Belgian’s ban, along with former team doctor, José ‘Pepe’ Martí.

Additionally, US Postal Service’s former team doctor, Pedro Celaya, is scheduled to appear on the same March 2 date, to appeal his ban as well.

 

Bruyneel initially appealed his ban to CAS back in June of 2014, after WADA decided to increase the length of his sanctions.  

Back in April of 2014, Bruyneel was handed a 10 year ban from the sport by the AAA, which runs concurrent with his original offense until June 11, 2022.

As a result of his ban, Bruyneel lashed out, saying that the AAA and the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), had no jurisdiction over him. 

Bruyneel argues, that only the Belgian cycling federation has the authority to impose such a ban on him for his role in the "widespread and systematic" doping program that went on during his years at the helm of the US Postal Service team.


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