Afterwards Denis Lynch said: "I am very happy with the way things went. I was able to put my case fully and I believe I received a fair hearing."
Lantinus and Denis Lynch
Denis Lynch was automatically suspended by the FEI following a positive medication test by Lantinus to the banned substance capsaicin on August 21, 2008, just before he was to take part in the individual showjumping final.
In an article in Ireland's Independent newspaper yesterday, it was revealed that the Olympic Council of Ireland's chef de mission, Dermot Henihan, has criticised Horse Sport Ireland over the handling of Lynch's case, and of the controls in place to prevent the doping of horses.
Issues included a lack of information being given to Olympic Council officials at the time of the doping result. Henihan said that more information on the case at that time was available on the internet.
Henihan also said that there had been no contact from Horse Sport Ireland on the case since August 21 to the Olympic Council. "This is not acceptable. To be left completely out of the picture regarding the positive test and the ongoing investigation is not in any way helpful," the Independent article said.