Caron’s Case…Not So Cleared?

October 11, 2021 by
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On Thursday, Sabrina Caron shared on her Instagram account that her case with the French anti-doping agency, Agence Française de Lutte Contre le Dopage (AFLD), had been thrown out for a procedural defect, but according to the AFLD the case is not closed.

What they said: “The French Anti-Doping Agency (Agence Française de Lutte contre le Dopage) would like to point out that the Agency did not overturn her decision about Sabrina Caron,” wrote Julien Marival, Chargé de communication et des relations médias for the AFLD, in an email. 

  • The 4 years ban for use of a prohibited substance notified on 28 November 2020 has been canceled by the French Council of State (Conseil d’Etat) for procedural reasons.”
  • “The Sabrina Caron case is not closed and our Sanction commission will soon be held to decide on further action.”

One big thing: This only adds intrigue to what is already a slightly bizarre situation, starting with the fact that a 2019 CrossFit Games athlete tested positive for a SARM at an official CrossFit event more than two years ago and CrossFit only found out about it after Morning Chalk Up reached out for comment a couple of weeks ago. 

  • Caron would go on to compete in the 2020 CrossFit Open, 2021 CrossFit Open, and the 2021 Quarterfinals where she finished 75th
  • It’s unclear where exactly things go from here other than the AFLED will meet again to discuss further action. Once we know, you’ll know. 

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