The Veerpalu case: read full version of CAS judgement
26. March 2013 15:56
International Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) annulled the three year ineligibility (CAS) imposed on Estonian skier Andrus Veerpalu by International Skiing Federation for use of growth hormones. Full version of CAS judgement may be accessed HERE.
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