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)

Stephen Dank has failed to provide paperwork explaining his no show at this week’s anti-doping appeals hearing.

Dank’s appeals hearing was adjourned after he failed to appear at the tribunal, citing a family emergency.

He claimed a family member had been admitted to hospital with a life threatening condition and was therefore unable to appear.

Dank had been given until November 26 to prove to the Appeal’s Board there was indeed a family emergency.

Hi failure to do so means his appeal against his lifetime ban from working in any sport in Australia or overseas is likely to be thrown out.