Details of Bok's doping ban revealed
CONFIRMED: The South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport released details of disgraced Springbok wing Aphiwe Dyantyi’s doping ban.
SAIDS said in a statement on Monday it “confirms and accepts” the decision rendered by the doping hearing panel on the Dyantyi matter.
SAIDS said it received the decision this past Thursday, December 10.
“The three-person panel accepted the guilty plea of the athlete to the doping charge,” the statement said.
“They found that the athlete had failed to satisfy the burden of proof to establish that his positive dope test was not intentional.
“The Panel relied on the framework for sanctions in the World Anti-Doping Code that outlined a sanction of four years for the doping offense in this matter.”
Dyantyi is effectively banned from participating in sport from 13 August 2019 – when he was provisionally suspended – to 12 August 2023.
“The athlete’s rights are reserved to seek relief through lodging an appeal should he believe that he has substantive grounds for an appeal,” the statement said.
Dyantyi has 21 days in which to lodge an appeal.
SAIDS said it would like to remind athletes to exercise “caution” when using sports supplements and to evaluate the risk of these supplements, especially the products that purport to guarantee quick muscle gains and strength without the commensurate strength and conditioning routine.
Dyantyi, 26, played all 13 his Tests for the Boks in 2018.
He made his debut against England at Ellispark, Johannesburg, on 9 June 2018.
His last Test was against Wales at Millennium Stadium (Cardiff Arms Park) on 24 November that year.
He was part of the Boks’ pre-World Cup squad in 2019 when the news of his positive test came to light.