Sports Scientist Stephen Dank answers questions related to the Essendon Football Club doping scandal during the Riddell Football Netball Club Sportman's Lunch at Crown Casino on March 21, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Dank’s appeal officially thrown out

Stephen Dank’s appeal against his lifetime ban has been officially thrown out.

Dank, who was banned for life from working in any sport in Australia or overseas by the AFL anti-doping tribunal due to his part in Essendon’s 2012 supplements regime, was due to have his case heard at AFL House last Monday.

However, Dank failed to appear at the hearing, with the AFL and ASADA calling for the case to be thrown out.

He had sought an adjournment due to a family member being in hospital with a life threatening health condition.

He was ordered to provide a medical certificate in order to prove why he could not attend the hearing.

The AFL Anti-Doping Appeal Board released the following statement on Monday afternoon.

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