National Anti-Doping Organizations (NADO)

10        APPEALS

10.1     Except as provided in the Code, no Person may appeal or challenge any recognition by the AFG- NOC of an anti-doping rule violation unless that Person has first exhausted all his or her rights of appeal and other legal rights (if any) in respect of the hearing and finding of the Anti-Doping Organization or National Federation concerned (whether before any tribunal as provided for in the anti-doping policy of the Anti-Doping Organization or National Federation concerned or in a court of law). In the event that a Person challenges or appeals the hearing or finding of the Anti-Doping Organization or National Federation concerned, the AFG- NOC will defer recognition of the anti-doping rule violation pending the conclusion of the challenge or appeal and will abide by the decision of the tribunal or court concerned.

10.2    Decisions under these anti-doping Rules may be appealed in conformity with Article 13 of the Code. Such decisions shall remain in effect while under appeal unless the appellate body orders otherwise.

11         REVIEW OF ANTI-DOPING RULE VIOLATION

If a Person recorded as having committed an anti-doping rule violation is subsequently found not to have committed that anti-doping rule violation or is otherwise cleared or pardoned of any relevant wrongdoing by CAS or any other Anti-Doping Organization’s Appellate Body acting in conformity with the Code, the AFG- NOC will overturn the anti-doping rule violation and any sanction which had been imposed as a result of that anti-doping rule violation and will report the decision to all those Persons notified of the initial imposition of the sanction .