CHRISTIAN CRAIG HAS BEEN SUSPENDED FROM RACING BY THE FIM
THE FIM STRIKES AGAIN, THIS TIME IT’S CHRISTIAN CRAIG WHO RECEIVES A TWO-YEAR PENALTY
Christian made the announcement via Instagram on Monday July 29th of the suspension. Christian said: “Woke up this morning to the results of my CDI hearing. The three person panel of judges, whom are appointed by the FIM, decided on a 2 year suspension from the testing date (March 10th, 2018). The two year suspension would mean I can no longer race until March 9th, 2020 and all results in between will be cleared.”
“The FIM wanted the source of the trace amount of Heptaminol. It’s almost impossible to provide proof of source when they waited 10.5 months before notifying me- a delay they have not explained and have only offered an apology. Although the FIM have stated they don’t believe I intentionally ingested the substance, they argue I was negligent on ensuring everything that went into my body was examined by a medical doctor.”
“I will be appealing FIM’s decision to the Court of Arbitration For Sport.”
Christian Craig went 11-13 for 12th overall at the Washougal National. This result and all of his other results since he was drug tested on March 10th of 2018 will be cleared because of this suspension.