On 25 October 2018, the FINA Doping Panel found that Junya Koga had committed an anti-doping rule violation (ostarine and ligrandrol – non-specified substances prohibited at all times under S1.2 of the WADA Prohibited List), sanctioned him with a period of ineligibility of four years starting on 15 May 2018 and disqualified all results achieved from 2 March 2018.
“1. The Parties agree that the Appealed Decision [FINA’s decision] shall be amended as follows:
- (a) The presence of ostarine and a metabolite of ligandrol in the Athlete’s sample constitutes an
anti-doping rule violation.
- (b) The Athlete shall be sanctioned with a period of ineligibility of two years, commencing on the date of provisional suspension on 15 May 2018. The period of ineligibility shall therefore end on 14 May 2020 included.
- (c) Any competitive results of the Athlete from and including 2 March 2018, including any medals points and prizes, shall be disqualified.
- (d) EachpartybearstheirownlegalcostsandotherexpensesinconnectionwiththeCASAppeal.”