Tokyo, 3 August 2021 – The Ad Hoc Division of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has issued its decision in the matter: TAS OG 20/14 Mourad Aliev & Fédération française de boxe & Comité National Olympique et Sportif Français c. IOC Boxing Task Force & Frazer Clarke & British Olympic Association :
The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) - which regulates some of the most high-profile boxing and MMA fights in the world- unanimously amended its anti-doping policy on Wednesday (7 July 2021) to no longer ban athletes for the use or possession of cannabis.
In a letter to the International Boxing Association (AIBA), the International Olympic Committee (IOC) expressed once again strong concerns with regard to the situation of the International Federation.
Tokyo, 5 August 2021 – The Ad Hoc Division of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has dismissed the application filed on 4 August 2021 by the Colombian boxer Yuberjen Martínez, the Colombian National Olympic Committee (Colombian NOC) and the Colombian Boxing Federation (CBF) (the Applicants) against the IOC Boxing Task Force in relation to the Quarter Final bout in the Men’s Fly (48-52kg) competition at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 between Yuberjen Martínez and Japanese boxer Ryomei Tanaka.
Tokyo, 2 August 2021 – The Ad Hoc Division of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has registered the following new applications:
CAS OG 20/12 Nazar Kovalenko v. World Athletics (WA) & Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU)
The Ukrainian racewalker Nazar Kovalenko filed an application on 1 August 2021 seeking to overturn the AIU’s decision to declare him ineligible to compete in the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 due to an alleged failure to meet the requirements of Rule 15 of the WA Anti-Doping Rules (missed out of competition doping tests), and an order that WA, AIU and/or the International Olympic Committee (IOC) take all reasonable measures to facilitate his participation in the 20km Race Walking event at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, scheduled for 5 August 2021. The Panel of arbitrators appointed to decide this dispute will hold a hearing with the parties on 3 August 2021.
Professional boxer Adam Machaj has been banned from all sport for a period of four years following a first Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV) for the use of banned substances.
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