Independent Arbitration Panel Imposes One-Year Suspension for US Swimming Athlete, Hardy

May 4, 2009 An independent, three-member American Arbitration Association/Court of Arbitration for Sport (AAA/CAS) panel issued its decision today in the case of U.S. Swimmer Jessica Hardy, from a positive drug test during last year’s U.S. Olympic Trials. On July 4, 2008, Ms. Hardy tested positive for the anabolic agent, clenbuterol. Following proceedings, instituted pursuant…