Cornet Facing Ban

marc45

G.O.A.T.
Alize Cornet Faces Ban For Anti-Doping Violation

http://www.ubitennis.net/2018/01/alize-cornet-faces-ban-anti-doping-violation/

Former top 20 player Alize Cornet is facing disciplinary action from the International Tennis Federation (ITF) after missing a series of anti-doping tests.

The French player has missed three doping tests within the past year. Putting her at risk of being potentially suspended by the governing body of the sport. Under the ITF anti-doping programme, a player who missed a test three times within a year has broken the rules.


Cornet’s missed tests have been confirmed by the French Tennis Federation (FFT), who reported that she is currently under investigation. She was notified of the violation on January 11th, less than a week before the Australian Open.

“The French Tennis Federation, after being informed by the International Tennis Federation on January 11, takes note of the opening, against Alize Cornet, of a disciplinary procedure for a breach of the rules governing the anti-doping fight, in this case three non-appearances during random checks in the last twelve months,” said a FFT statement.

As a consequence of the development, the 28-year-old will miss France’s Fed Cup tie against Belgium next month. Instead Cornet will be preparing her defence at a disciplinary hearing. The date of which has not been disclosed to the public.

“In order to preserve the French Fed Cup team during the preparation of their first round (tie) against Belgium, which will take place in Vendée on February 10 and 11, and pending the decision of international disciplinary bodies, Pierre Cherret, Acting National Technical Director, in full agreement with Yannick Noah, the captain of the France team, we decided to let Alizé Cornet prepare her defence and therefore, not to retain her in the selection.” The FFT explained.

Cornet, who has been ranked as high as 11th in the world, has won five WTA titles so far in her career. At the Australian Open, she defeated 12th seed Julia Goerges in the second round before going out to Elise Mertens.

The world No.42 is yet to comment about the ongoing situation.

The definition of a missed test (via the ITF rule book)
“A failure by the Athlete to be available for resting at the location and time specified in the 60-minute time slot identified in his/her whereabouts filing for the day in question, in accordance with Article I.4 of the International Standard for Testing and Investigations.”
 

marc45

G.O.A.T.
Following the statement made by Alize Cornet, the Tennis Anti-Doping Programme (TADP) confirms the following:

- Ms. Cornet has been charged with a violation of TADP Article 2.4 (Failing three times in any 12-month period…to be available for Testing at the declared whereabouts in accordance with Article I.4 of the International Standard for Testing and Investigations (a "Missed Test")).

- Ms. Cornet was charged with the above violation on 11 January 2018.

- In accordance with the TADP rules, no further comment will be made pending determination of the case, except as may be necessary to respond to public comment by Ms. Cornet or her representatives. In that regard, the TADP points out that, contrary to the implication in Ms. Cornet’s statement that the ‘valuable reasons’ for her unavailability for testing at her declared whereabouts went unheard, the process set out in the International Standard for Testing and Investigations for the management of Whereabouts Failures, which includes the right for the player to request an independent assessment of whether the requirements for such failures were met, was followed in all three instances.

The Tennis Anti-Doping Programme is a comprehensive and internationally recognised drug-testing programme that applies to all players competing at Grand Slam tournaments and events sanctioned by the ITF, ATP, and WTA. Players are tested for substances prohibited by the World Anti-Doping Agency and, upon a finding that an Anti-Doping Rule Violation has been committed, sanctions are imposed in accordance with the requirements of the Tennis Anti-Doping Programme and World Anti-Doping Code. More background information on the Programme, sanctions, tennis statistics and related information can be found at www.itftennis.com/antidoping.


Read more at http://www.itftennis.com/news/278627.aspx?utm_source=t.co&utm_medium=referral#qU7pl3CTFZTVUmZM.99
 

marc45

G.O.A.T.
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Fedinkum

Legend
I really want to se her explanation. I don’t mind Cornet, sure a drama queen, but her matches are often entertaining. Now, she does have a killer abs...

Does anyone knows how unscheduled drug test visit work? I mean it makes sense form drug testing point of view, but surely that sounds like a pain to personal privacy and routine. I mean can I enjoy my day off without a drug testing team rocking up to my holiday or day-off? Is that how unscheduled drug test work?
 
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Chadillac

Guest
I really want to se her explanation. I don’t mind Cornet, sure a drama queen, but her matches are often entertaining. Now, she does have a killer abs...

Does anyone knows how unscheduled drug test visit work? I mean it makes sense form drug testing point of view, but surely that sounds like a pain to personal privacy and routine. I mean can I enjoy my day off without a drug testing team rocking up to my holiday or day-off? Is that how unscheduled drug test work?

You have to alert them if your going to travel (even to watch a movie), its a really bad system, they show up and your not home = busted!!
 

Max G.

Legend
I really want to se her explanation. I don’t mind Cornet, sure a drama queen, but her matches are often entertaining. Now, she does have a killer abs...

Does anyone knows how unscheduled drug test visit work? I mean it makes sense form drug testing point of view, but surely that sounds like a pain to personal privacy and routine. I mean can I enjoy my day off without a drug testing team rocking up to my holiday or day-off? Is that how unscheduled drug test work?

Players that are sufficiently highly ranked are required to provide Whereabouts information, described in detail here: http://www.itftennis.com/media/276362/276362.pdf . It includes where they'll be staying and training each day of the year, and, most importantly, a specific 60-minute timeslot each day where they can be found at a specific location by the doping control officer. This is required only for out-of-competition time; during tournaments different rules apply. The Whereabouts information can be updated in an online system or by SMS or by email if something changes, so players aren't required to follow for months a schedule they set out in advance, they can update it. The drug test guy also has a phone and will call the player if they can't find them at the specified location in time.

Not being where you said you would be so the drug test guy can't find you is a pretty big deal. It would have to be a pretty good excuse that would make a player not just be unavailable during that time, but also be unable to update their Whereabouts information to say where they actually can be found. And not just once, but three times! "Oops I forgot to update my whereabouts" doesn't really cut it.
 

Fedinkum

Legend
Players that are sufficiently highly ranked are required to provide Whereabouts information, described in detail here: http://www.itftennis.com/media/276362/276362.pdf . It includes where they'll be staying and training each day of the year, and, most importantly, a specific 60-minute timeslot each day where they can be found at a specific location by the doping control officer. This is required only for out-of-competition time; during tournaments different rules apply. The Whereabouts information can be updated in an online system or by SMS or by email if something changes, so players aren't required to follow for months a schedule they set out in advance, they can update it. The drug test guy also has a phone and will call the player if they can't find them at the specified location in time.

Not being where you said you would be so the drug test guy can't find you is a pretty big deal. It would have to be a pretty good excuse that would make a player not just be unavailable during that time, but also be unable to update their Whereabouts information to say where they actually can be found. And not just once, but three times! "Oops I forgot to update my whereabouts" doesn't really cut it.
Wow...these rules are pretty tough...pretty extreme. Almost like a prisoner on paroles.
 
I really want to se her explanation. I don’t mind Cornet, sure a drama queen, but her matches are often entertaining. Now, she does have a killer abs...

Does anyone knows how unscheduled drug test visit work? I mean it makes sense form drug testing point of view, but surely that sounds like a pain to personal privacy and routine. I mean can I enjoy my day off without a drug testing team rocking up to my holiday or day-off? Is that how unscheduled drug test work?

You notify them if you are not going to be at home-it really is quite simple but one which some athletes flout on a regular basis. The vast majority comply, but then you get people like her who don't which makes them look guilty & they have multiple excuses.
 

Chicharito

Hall of Fame
I really want to se her explanation. I don’t mind Cornet, sure a drama queen, but her matches are often entertaining. Now, she does have a killer abs...

Does anyone knows how unscheduled drug test visit work? I mean it makes sense form drug testing point of view, but surely that sounds like a pain to personal privacy and routine. I mean can I enjoy my day off without a drug testing team rocking up to my holiday or day-off? Is that how unscheduled drug test work?


I believe you have to give your location for 1 hour of every day.

For example I will be in my house between 2 and 3 on October 10th...



Problem is if they turn up at your house during that time and you are not there, that is a missed test. 3 strikes and you are banned
 

CoconutGT

Rookie
Can someone explain the logic of why it's acceptable to miss these drug tests 2-3 times per year?

If you were to miss 1 drug test for any other jobs, you're fired immediately.
 
I believe you have to give your location for 1 hour of every day.

For example I will be in my house between 2 and 3 on October 10th...



Problem is if they turn up at your house during that time and you are not there, that is a missed test. 3 strikes and you are banned

You can let them know plans have changed & where you can be found. Doesn't matter where you are-they will turn up to where you are & test you anywhere.
 
Can someone explain the logic of why it's acceptable to miss these drug tests 2-3 times per year?

If you were to miss 1 drug test for any other jobs, you're fired immediately.

The idea is to be fair-3 strikes & you are out. Obviously there might be a good reason such as a family emergency the day they turn up & understandably you forgot to notify them in the rush/panic & that really shouldn't mean you are banned automatically. Really in a case like that they will even turn up at the hospital &test you there-this has happened.
 

CoconutGT

Rookie
The idea is to be fair-3 strikes & you are out. Obviously there might be a good reason such as a family emergency the day they turn up & understandably you forgot to notify them in the rush/panic & that really shouldn't mean you are banned automatically. Really in a case like that they will even turn up at the hospital &test you there-this has happened.
Wouldn't it make sense to do the test randomly after a match or tournament they played in?

It'd be impossible to miss those and also eliminates the notification process, which pretty much defeats the purpose of random drug test imho.
 
The idea is to be fair-3 strikes & you are out. Obviously there might be a good reason such as a family emergency the day they turn up & understandably you forgot to notify them in the rush/panic & that really shouldn't mean you are banned automatically. Really in a case like that they will even turn up at the hospital &test you there-this has happened.


Yes of course

I am sure Cornet happened to have a family emergency on all three completely random occasions they wanted to test her for drug use. Just that second her "family" was in an accident.

Sharapova is innocent as well. And OJ never killed no one.
 

RF-18

Talk Tennis Guru
I did not know you are allowed to miss a certain number of tests? What?????

So you can dope during a specific period of time and then just miss tests (I think I saw 2 tests are allowed to be missed) until you are clean?
 

Bartelby

Bionic Poster
You can miss two 'out of competition' tests only. I suppose it's to allow for circumstances beyond your control.

I did not know you are allowed to miss a certain number of tests? What?????

So you can dope during a specific period of time and then just miss tests (I think I saw 2 tests are allowed to be missed) until you are clean?
 

Bartelby

Bionic Poster
When they are playing a tournament, all tests are mandatory.

When they go back home they can still be tested.

But you can miss up to two of these 'surprise visits' by not being not where you said you'd be.
 
Yes of course

I am sure Cornet happened to have a family emergency on all three completely random occasions they wanted to test her for drug use. Just that second her "family" was in an accident.

Sharapova is innocent as well. And OJ never killed no one.

I didn't say she did, I was pointing out that there might be a legitimate reason why somebody didn't tell the testers where they would be &that is why the three strikes system is fairer. If somebodies child, sibling or parent was rushed to hospital it is unlikely the athlete is going to be thinking about phoning the testers & obviously that would be taken into consideration.
 
Wouldn't it make sense to do the test randomly after a match or tournament they played in?

It'd be impossible to miss those and also eliminates the notification process, which pretty much defeats the purpose of random drug test imho.

Not if they are cycling no. The drugs will almost certainly be out of their system before the event, but the benefits from using them will be there.
 
I did not know you are allowed to miss a certain number of tests? What?????

So you can dope during a specific period of time and then just miss tests (I think I saw 2 tests are allowed to be missed) until you are clean?

Mo Farah missed two drug tests-he even used the excuse that he was inside his house but couldn't hear the testers ringing his doorbell from his bedroom & they stayed there ringing it for an hour as per their instructions. Christine Ohuruogu missed three tests & was banned for a year. Fine margins.
 

BHud

Hall of Fame
Or we could keep rehashing the same nauseating GOAT debate between Federer, Nadal and Djokovic to the end of time, if you'd prefer. God forbid this place takes a break from its petty fiefdoms of fan-worship to discuss actual tennis goings-on.

Exactly...a distraction from "GOAT wars" is welcome...
 

I Am Finnish

Bionic Poster
Troicki missed 1 because he was sick
Itf suspended him for 9 months?


Cornet could be suspended for more than a year because she missed 3 tests:eek:
 

tacou

G.O.A.T.
Can someone explain the logic of why it's acceptable to miss these drug tests 2-3 times per year?

If you were to miss 1 drug test for any other jobs, you're fired immediately.

I did not know you are allowed to miss a certain number of tests? What?????

So you can dope during a specific period of time and then just miss tests (I think I saw 2 tests are allowed to be missed) until you are clean?

I do not like Cornet but if I am reading this correctly these were unannounced home visits. for all we know she was down the street at the local grocery when the testers arrived and it is simple as that.

Troicki missed 1 because he was sick
Itf suspended him for 9 months?


Cornet could be suspended for more than a year because she missed 3 tests:eek:

iirc Troicki refused a test because he's afraid of needles?
 
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Chadillac

Guest
that was just a rumor
The real reason was he was sick

The doc said he could take it the next day, she wasnt allowed todo that. He showed up the next morning at like 8am and wasnt allowed to take it

Its a really bad system that accomplishes nothing

He lost 1-0 and looked terrible on court
 

I Am Finnish

Bionic Poster
Whereever one comes out on the Troicki case your summary is a comical distortion of the facts yet a perfect internet only summary. Good work.


Sick, so he refused the test, or sick, so he was not where he was supposed to be?
My bad you were right he refused because he was afraid of needles :oops:

Troicki's tale was a case of he said, she said.
Feeling ill and saying he had a longstanding fear of needles, Troicki refused to take a blood test at the Monte Carlo Masters in April 2013. He submitted the requisite urine sample.


http://edition.cnn.com/2014/07/17/sport/tennis/troicki-tennis-doping-return/index.html
 

tacou

G.O.A.T.

Bartelby

Bionic Poster
Troicki refused the test and the tribunal believed the doctor and disbelieved his attempt to pin the blame on her.

There was no mis-communication. He just pig-headedly refused to be tested and tried everything to get out of it.

He came back the next day to be tested so, no, the case was not 'he said, she said' because it's in the rules that the test is compulsory.

My bad you were right he refused because he was afraid of needles :oops:

Troicki's tale was a case of he said, she said.
Feeling ill and saying he had a longstanding fear of needles, Troicki refused to take a blood test at the Monte Carlo Masters in April 2013. He submitted the requisite urine sample.


http://edition.cnn.com/2014/07/17/sport/tennis/troicki-tennis-doping-return/index.html
 

Bartelby

Bionic Poster
You are completely wrong, as usual, for the correct account see the above or read the Tribunal decision.

The doc said he could take it the next day, she wasnt allowed todo that. He showed up the next morning at like 8am and wasnt allowed to take it

Its a really bad system that accomplishes nothing

He lost 1-0 and looked terrible on court
 

Bartelby

Bionic Poster
Troicki missed a compulsory test. Cornet missed her third out of competition test.

The first two misses do not incur a pernalty, but to miss three is a violation of the rules.

Troicki missed 1 because he was sick
Itf suspended him for 9 months?


Cornet could be suspended for more than a year because she missed 3 tests:eek:
 
I really want to se her explanation. I don’t mind Cornet, sure a drama queen, but her matches are often entertaining. Now, she does have a killer abs...

Does anyone knows how unscheduled drug test visit work? I mean it makes sense form drug testing point of view, but surely that sounds like a pain to personal privacy and routine. I mean can I enjoy my day off without a drug testing team rocking up to my holiday or day-off? Is that how unscheduled drug test work?

Her drama queen stuff is interesting. Weirdly she doesn't bug me as much as I would think she would because it is always entertaining. I get the feeling that the other players don't like her much though. This is yet another example of her drama queen stuff--"the ITF didn't want to hear the reasons" blah blah. It's a rule, she knows it and she had two prior notifications where she should have known she was being risky with the whole thing. I'd love to see her try to get out of a speeding ticket. She actually is quite the pro at the drama and a lot of it goes her way.
 

Tshooter

G.O.A.T.
My bad you were right he refused because he was afraid of needles :oops:

Troicki's tale was a case of he said, she said.

Not really. It was a she (the DCO) said, he misunderstood.

I would not rely on a journalist (Fake News ! ;)); I would go right to the source:

http://www.itftennis.com/media/160500/160500.pdf

9.10 The Panel is of the view that Dr Gorodilova, with her extensive experience as a DCO, did indeed inform the Athlete that, once selected, he had to undergo the test and that if he failed to do so, he could face sanctions. The Panel is also of the view that she did inform the Athlete, when she suggested that he write a letter to the ITF, that she was not the person who could take the decision and that it would be up to the ITF to decide whether the reasons he invoked in his letter would excuse his failure to provide a blood sample.

9.11 The Panel is also of the view that, mainly because of his physical and mental conditions on that day but also because of what Dr Gorodilova did and did not do in the DCS, the Athlete sincerely believed that he had received the DCO's assurance that, even if he did not submit a blood sample on that day, he would not commit an offence.

9.15 However, notwithstanding the reasons for the misunderstanding which the Panel has set out, the Panel finds that whether the Athlete had a compelling justification for failing to provide a blood sample needs to be determined objectively. The question is not whether the Athlete was acting in good faith, but, whether objectively, he was justified by compelling reasons to forego the test.

9.16 As noted earlier, the Panel has found that the Athlete was informed by Dr Gorodilova that he could face sanctions if he did not take the test and was told by her that it was not the DCO's decision as to whether there would be consequences if he failed to provide a blood sample. Objectively therefore, in the circumstances, the Athlete did not have a compelling justification to forego the test and his subjective interpretation of the events which led to the misunderstanding cannot amount to a compelling justification.
 
Troicki missed 1 because he was sick
Itf suspended him for 9 months?


Cornet could be suspended for more than a year because she missed 3 tests:eek:

Troicki refused to take a test when they were standing in front of him-this is the equivalent of refusing a breath test when the police pull you over. Feeling unwell makes zero difference to somebody sticking a needle in your arm &taking some blood.
 
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