1.1 The Appellant, Dimitar Kutrovsky (“Kutrovsky” or the “Athlete”) is a 25-year-old professional tennis player from Bulgaria.
1.2 The Respondent, International Tennis Federation (“ITF”) is the world governing body for the sport of tennis. Its responsibilities include the management and enforcement of the 2012 Tennis Anti-Doping Programme (the “Programme”) which adopts in relevant part, mutatis mutandis, the World Anti-Doping Code (“WADC’’).
2 THE DECISION AND ISSUES ON APPEAL
2.1 Kutrovsky appeals a decision of the Independent Anti-Doping Tribunal convened by the ITF (the “Tribunal”) dated 15 May 2012 (the “Decision”) imposing sanctions upon him for a doping offence.
2.2 This appeal is against sanctions only, i.e. whether Kutrovsky is entitled under the Programme to a reduction of the period of ineligibility of two years imposed by the Decision.