Disciplinary Chamber of Swiss Olympic

The Disciplinary Chamber for Doping Cases (DC) of Swiss Olympic is the central sanctions authority of the first instance for all doping cases concerning member associations. It was established on 1 January 2002 and it seeks to harmonise legislation.

The DC consists of about 20 judges and medical experts. They are selected directly by the sports parliament. On opening of a proceeding, the DC selects a three-person committee from the pool of its members to handle the case.

Doping violation

In the event of a breach of anti-doping regulations, the files are transferred from Antidoping Switzerland to the DC, as in 2002 all individual sports associations ceded their right to impose sanctions to the Disciplinary Chamber. Since this date this body has been responsible for all doping cases in the first instance.

The second instance or appeal court is the International Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne or another arbitration court of an international sports federation.

  • Regulation (German / French) regarding a proceeding before the Disciplinary Chamber for Doping Cases (valid from 1 January 2015)


Carl-Gustav Mez, Dr. iur., LL.M., attorney-at-law
Swiss Olympic Disciplinary Chamber for Doping Cases
P.O. Box 345
CH-3000 Bern 6

Tel: +41 61 312 00 29