Dajka gets three-year suspension

After speaking some harsh words last week, Australian track sprinter Jobie Dajka has received a three-year suspension by a Cycling Australia disciplinary tribunal, after receiving submissions from both Cycling Australia and Dajka's representatives over the past six days after the hearing. The disciplinary tribunal determined that Dajka had assaulted Cycling Australia Head Track Coach, Martin Barras last week at the High Performance Program offices in Adelaide. The suspension takes effect from today, June 16, 2005.

In a joint statement, Cycling Australia and Kerry Ruffels, Jobie Dajka's adviser, said that "the Tribunal took into account medical evidence relating to Dajka's state of mental health and as a result of this have determined that he may apply to have the penalty suspended and reapply for his licence after one year pending several conditions.

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