Fantoni-Nunes (FN) was banned by the European Bridge League (EBL) to play for 5 years and for lifetime as partners due to the allegations of cheating with they way they held theirs cards during defense.
FN appealed the EBLs disciplinary sanctions to CAS – The Court of Arbitration for Sport.
It was a surprise to a many when the CAS decision came public. CAS did not find strong enough evidence to prove that FN did cheat. EBLs sanctions where put a side and EBL were ruled to pay 80 % of the cost of FN