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However, WADA said it studied the case and accepted the FIA’s verdict.

“WADA reviewed the sanction … and has decided not to exercise its independent right of appeal to the CAS, as it is in compliance with the World Anti-Doping Code,” it said in a statement to the AP.

The CAS panel is expected to give its ruling within the next few weeks.

Lehner said he would argue that Walilko was below the age of criminal liability in Poland, with the Youth Olympic Games closed to athletes younger than 14.

“For more than 14 years old, OK, you can use the rules but not the maximum (two years),” he said. “For a child, you should not have the possibility to punish him.”