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FIA Anti-Doping Disciplinary Committee
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Mr Kevin Leijtens, who took part in the Deutsche Kart Meisterschaft (DKM) on 11 September 2011, an Event registered in the CIK-FIA International Sporting Calendar, was tested positive for THC (a metabolite of cannabis), a specified substance belonging to the group S8, cannabinoïdes, of the World Anti-Doping Agency Prohibited List.

The FIA Anti-Doping Disciplinary Committee (ADC) held a hearing on this case by telephone on 20 December 2011.
Decision of the ADC
The ADC concluded that an Anti-Doping Rule Violation according to Article 2.1 of the FIA Anti-Doping Regulations – "Presence of a Prohibited Substance or its Metabolites or Markers in a Driver's Sample" – was established.
As a consequence, the ADC has decided to impose the following sanctions on Mr Kevin Leijtens:
1) A Sanction of Ineligibility for a period of 1 (one) year, starting on 11 September 2011 and expiring on 11 September 2012;
2) Disqualification of the result obtained by the Athlete in the Event, as well as any competitive results achieved as from 11 September 2011, with all of the resulting consequences including forfeiture of any trophies, points and prizes.
Mr Kevin Leijtens has not appealed this decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport within the 21 days allowed.

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