1.1 The Applicant, Mr Jan Sterba, is an Athlete of Czech nationality, competing in Canoeing, as part of the K4 and K2 crews.
1.2 The Respondent is the World Anti-Doping Agency ("WADA"). WADA is a Swiss private law Foundation. Its seat is in Lausanne, Switzerland, and its headquarters are in Montreal, Canada. Its mission is to coordinate and monitor the fight against doping in sports in all its forms at international level.
1.3 The Interested Parties are the International Canoe Federation (“ICF”), the Czech Olympic Committee (“COC”) and the International Olympic Committee ("IOC").
1.4 The ICF is the worldwide governing body of Canoe sport and is recognised as such by the IOC.
1.5 The COC is the national Olympic Committee in the Czech Republic. As such, and pursuant to the Olympic Charter, Chapter 4, Rule 27.7.2, COC has "the right to send competitors, team officials and other team personnel to the Olympic Games in compliance with the Olympic Charter".
1.6 The IOC is an international not-for-profit organisation, in the form of an association with the status of a legal entity, recognized by the Swiss Federal Council. The seat of the IOC is in Lausanne, Switzerland. The object of the IOC is to fulfil the mission, role and responsibilities as assigned to it by the Olympic Charter. In between these missions one of the paramount roles of the IOC is "to ensure the regular celebration of the Olympic Games" (Art. 2(3) Olympic Charter).