Decisions issued in 12 first-instance disciplinary procedures

published on 05 February 2019

Press Release

5th February 2019

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has issued decisions in 12 firstinstance disciplinary procedures in which it replaced the Russian Athletics Federation (RUSAF), which is currently suspended and unable to manage any disciplinary procedures, in accordance with the IAAF regulations. The procedures stem from the investigation conducted by Professor Richard McLaren, mandated by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), in relation to allegations of systemic doping practices in Russian sport

Having studied the reports issued by Prof. McLaren, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU), on behalf of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), pursued allegations of anti-doping rule violations (ADRVs) against several Russian athletes, in particular to the effect that these athletes participated in and/or benefited from anabolic steroid doping programs and benefited from specific protective methods (washout schedules) in the period 2012 (Olympic Games in London) – 2013 (World Championships in Moscow).

Following the appeals filed by the IAAF at the CAS, each procedure was conducted separately and referred to a Sole Arbitrator. In all cases, the athletes have been found guilty of ADRVs under the IAAF Rules and individual sanctions have been imposed by the CAS on each of the 12 athletes concerned. These first-instance decisions may be appealed to the CAS Appeals Arbitration Division within 21 days.

The decisions issued by CAS are as follows:

 Case Ref   Claimant   Respondents   Discipline   Sanction 
 2018/O/5666   IAAF  RUSAF & Tatyana Firova   400/4x400   Suspension: 4 years starting from 9 June 2016. Retroactive disqualification: all results achieved from 20 August 2008 to 31 December 2012 are disqualified 
 2018/O/5667  IAAF  RUSAF & Svetlana Shkolina   High jump  Suspension: 4 years starting from 1 February 2019. Retroactive disqualification: all results achieved from 16 July 2012 to 28 July 2015 are disqualified.
 2018/O/5668  IAAF  RUSAF & Ivan Ukhov  High jump  Suspension: 4 years starting from 1 February 2019. Retroactive disqualification: all results achieved from 16 July 2012 to 31 December 2015 are disqualified.
 2018/O/5671  IAAF  RUSAF & Lyukman Adams  Triple jump   Suspension: 4 years starting from 31 January 2019. Retroactive disqualification: all results achieved from 16 July 2012 to 14 September 2014 are disqualified.
 2018/O/5672  IAAF  RUSAF & Anna Bulgakova  Hammer throw   Suspension: 4 years starting from 29 March 2017 (2 years added to the 2-year ban already accepted by the athlete). Retroactive disqualification: all results achieved from 30 June 2013 to 15 August 2015 are disqualified.
 2018/O/5673  IAAF  RUSAF & Gulfiya Agafonova Khanafeeva   Hammer throw  Suspension: 8 years starting from 6 January 2017 (second ADRV). Retroactive disqualification: all results achieved from 15 July 2012 to 6 August 2014 are disqualified.
 2018/O/5674  IAAF  RUSAF & Tatyana Lysenko Beloborodva  Hammer throw  Suspension: 8 years starting from 2 July 2016 (second ADRV). Retroactive disqualification: all results achieved from 16 July 2012 to 2 July 2016 are disqualified
 2018/O/5675  IAAF  RUSAF & Ivan Yushkov  Shot put  Suspension: 4 years starting from 2 July 2016. Retroactive disqualification: all results achieved from 16 July 2012 to 2 July 2016 are disqualified
 2018/O/5676  IAAF  RUSAF & Mariya Bespalova  Hammer throw  The athlete is currently suspended since 26 October 2015. Retroactive disqualification: all results achieved from 17 July 2012 to 26 October 2015 are disqualified.
 2018/O/5704  IAAF  RUSAF & Vera Ganeeva  Discus throw  Suspension: 2 years starting from 2 July 2018 (extension of the 2-year ban already served by the athlete from 2 July 2016 to 1 July 2018). Retroactive disqualification: all results achieved from 25 July 2012 to 2 August 2014 and between 2 July 2018 and 31 January 2019 are disqualified.
 2018/O/5712  IAAF  RUSAF & Yekaterina Galitskaia  100H  Suspension: 4 years starting from 1 February 2019. Retroactive disqualification: all results achieved from 15 July 2012 to 31 December 2014 are disqualified.
 2018/O/5713  IAAF  RUSAF & Yuliya Kondakova  100H  Suspension: 4 years starting from 1 February 2019. Retroactive disqualification: all results achieved from 17 July 2012 to 16 July 2016 are disqualified.

 

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