Sport Court Rules In Favour Of Jillian Terceira

April 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland has ruled in the appeal filed by equestrian Jillian Terceira against the Bermuda Olympic Association, and the BOA said they have accepted [PDF] the ruling which said that the three year suspension handed down by the BOA should be replaced by a written reprimand.

The Court also ruled that any elite athlete funding that was due to Ms. Terceira from the Bermuda Olympic Association or from her National Sports Federation that was suspended as a result of the allegations shall be reinstated, and they also ordered the BOA to pay Ms Terceira 5000 Swiss Francs [$4,991] towards the expenses incurred in connection with the arbitration proceedings

The Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled [PDF] that:

  • 1. The appeal filed by Jillian Terceira on December 2nd 2018 against the decision of the Bermuda Olympic Association Appeals Panel dated November 11th, 2016 is partially upheld.
  • 2. The finding of a violation of the uniform policy is upheld, but the punishment of one year’s suspension from Bermuda Olympic Association activities is replaced with a written reprimand which has already occurred in the form of the charges in the prior proceedings.
  • 3. The finding of a violation of the security policy is upheld, but the punishment of three year’s suspension from Bermuda Olympic Association activities is replaced with her being given a simple and plainly stated written reprimand regarding the rooming issue at the Pan American Games and that reprimand should be published on the BOA website.
  • 4. To the extent any elite athlete funding that was due to Ms. Terceira from the Bermuda Olympic Association or from her National Sports Federation was suspended or terminated as a result of the allegations made in these proceedings, it shall be reinstated with effect from the time of first suspension or termination.
  • 5. The cost of the arbitration, to be determined and served to the Parties by the CAS Court Office, shall be bore by the Bermuda Olympic Association.
  • 6. The Bermuda Olympic Association is ordered to pay Jillian Terceira a total amount of CHF 5000 [five thousand Swiss Francs] as contribution towards the expenses incurred in connection with these arbitration proceedings.
  • 7. All other motions or prayers for relief are dismissed.

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