SWIMMING: Madisyn Cox eligible again after consent decree

American swimmer Madisyn Cox, 23, had her doping suspension cut to six months from two years – essentially time already served – in a consent decree with the International Swimming Federation (FINA) and approved by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Cox, a member of the gold-medal-winning U.S. 4×200 m Free team at the 2017 World Championships and a bronze medalist in the 200 m Medley, was found guilty of a doping violation from a test in February 2018. Cox appealed and was able to show that the doping agent – Trimetazidine – was present in a recent dose of a multivitamin supplement she had taken for many years and that had never caused a doping positive.

FINA agreed and the CAS, noting that “Cox’s degree of fault appears light,” approved her reinstatement as of 2 September 2018.