Update on the arbitration procedures currently before the CAS involving Russian athletes

Press Release

21 December 2015 – The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has a number of pending procedures involving athletes from the Russian Federation and provides the following information as to their status:

•    IAAF v. ARAF & Sergey Kirdyapkin & RUSADA - Hearing held in Lausanne, Switzerland on 2 & 3 December 2015
•    IAAF v. ARAF  & Sergey Bakulin & RUSADA - Hearing held in Lausanne, Switzerland on 2 & 3 December 2015
•    IAAF v. ARAF  & Olga Kaniskina & RUSADA - Hearing held in Lausanne, Switzerland on 2 & 3 December 2015
•    IAAF v. ARAF  & Valeriy Borchin & RUSADA - Hearing held in Lausanne, Switzerland on 2 & 3 December 2015
•    IAAF v. ARAF  & Vladimir Kanaikin & RUSADA - Hearing held in Lausanne, Switzerland on 2 & 3 December 2015
•    IAAF v. ARAF & Yuliya Zaripova & RUSADA - Hearing to be held on 26 February 2016

The above procedures have all been referred to the same panel of CAS arbitrators which will simultaneously issue an Arbitral Award for each case after the final case has been heard in February 2016.

With respect to the CAS procedure between IAAF v. ARAF and Tatyana Chernova, it is noted that the procedure was suspended in May 2015 at the request of the IAAF while additional investigations were carried out by ARAF and RUSADA. The CAS arbitration will resume once such investigation has concluded.

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