AFLD recommends two-year suspension for Mouhamadou Fall
Almost ten months after his first notification of a third alleged whereabouts failure upon his…
Almost ten months after his first notification of a third alleged whereabouts failure upon his arrival at Eugene Worlds (July 2022) – fact revealed by The Team – Mouhamadou Fall now knows the penalty.
The international sprinter, third French performer in history over 200m since his 20”16 made a few weeks ago in the United Statesknew all this time that a two-year suspension sentence hung over his head, the fault of three breaches of his whereabouts obligations notified in less than twelve months (April 1, 2022, May 8, 2022, June 16, 2022).
An agreement rejected by the sprinter
Since then, Fall, through his lawyer Romain Vanni, had challenged each breach, using all the remedies available to him, including a request for administrative review, free of charge, before Dominique Laurent, the president of the Agency. Administrative round trips that made the procedure last until April 21, where the 31-year-old athlete received an administrative composition agreement – a suspension proposal to put it simply.
In it, the AFLD imposed a two-year suspension on him. Agreement that was rejected by the sprinter’s clan. “We refused the proposal because it is the maximum sentence”tells us Master Vanni.
In this case, the procedure is that the file is settled before the AFLD sanctions commission where Fall and his lawyer can plead their case. Independent body of the AFLD, this commission has its own agenda and the date of the hearing is not yet known, the month of July being a possible deadline.
No provisional suspension
Back to the wall, since, if he is suspended for two years, he will certainly miss the Paris Olympics (his results obtained since July 2022 could also be canceled), Fall has logically chosen to continue the fight. The Sanctions Committee can disavow, as has already happened, the decision of the AFLD.