Tony Andre Hansen and Camiro in Hong Kong. © Kit Houghton/FEI
Equi-Block, which contains capsaicin, the substance at the centre of four Olympic doping cases.
Hansen appealed the FEI Tribunal decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), based in Lausanne, Switzerland. On December 4, 2009, CAS dismissed the appeal and upheld the final decision of the FEI Tribunal.
Hansen subsequently appealed the CAS decision to the Swiss Supreme Court, but that appeal was rejected in the Court's decision of July 30. The FEI was notified of the decision on Monday. There is no appeal against a decision of the Supreme Court.
As a result of the legal procedure, the Norwegians are stripped of the jumping team bronze medal, which will be awarded to the Swiss team that originally finished in fourth place at the 2008 Olympic Games.
The Supreme Court ordered Hansen to pay costs of CHF5000 (Swiss Francs) and legal fees to the FEI of CHF6000.