The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority has chosen not to appeal against the not-guilty verdict handed down to Essendon by the AFL Anti-Doping Tribunal over the club’s 2012 supplements program.
ASADA had been given until Tuesday to make a decision to appeal against the 34 past and present Essendon players who were cleared of taking banned substance Thymosin-Beta 4.
ASADA have also chosen not to appeal any findings regarding controversial sports scientist Stephen Dank.
However, Dank will appeal the AFL’s findings which found him guilty of 10 charges including trafficking and attempting to traffic.
Essendon’s case will now be handed over to WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency), who will consider whether to appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).
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