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ATHLETICS INTEGRITY UNIT Press Release

Athletics Integrity Unit welcomes guilty verdicts against nine Russian athletes based on the evidence underlying the McLaren Reports.

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ATHLETICS INTEGRITY UNIT Press Release

Five former RusAF officials - including former President, Board Member and Executive Director - guilty of anti-doping rule violations, banned for four years.

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ATHLETICS INTEGRITY UNIT Press Release

The Athletics Integrity Unit welcomes the announcement from World Athletics of the continued support from the road running industry for strong anti-doping measures.  

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Athletics Integrity Unit Update

Athletics Integrity Unit update regarding COVID-19.

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“THE ATHLETICS INTEGRITY UNIT WILL SUPPORT ATHLETES IN MAKING THE RIGHT DECISIONS AND CHOICES THROUGHOUT YOUR CAREERS. IT WILL HELP EACH OF YOU TO KNOW THE RULES, GAIN KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE AND SHARE THAT KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE WITH CONFIDENCE.”

— Sebastian Coe, World Athletics President

Latest Sanctions

Details of the latest cases that have been dealt with under the jurisdiction of, or overseen by, the Athletics Integrity Unit.

DateNameNatDetails
15/03/2021Dilshod NazarovTJKPresence of a Prohibited Substance (DHCMT) (Article 2.1) - Re-testing case 2011 World Championships - 2 years ineligibility from 24 September 2019 - DQ results: 29 August 2011 to 29 August 2013 - National decision appealable
23/09/2020James Mwangi Wangari
KENPresence / Use of a Prohibited Substance (Testosterone) (Article 2.1and Article 2.2) - 4 years ineligibility from 19 March 2017 - DQ results from 19 March 2017 - National decision appealable
19/01/2021Michelle Lee-AhyeTTOWhereabouts Failures (Article 2.4) - Appeal dismissed – 2 years ineligibility from 19 April 2019 - DQ results between 19 April 2019 and 30 August 2019. 
01/03/2021Nelly JepkosgeiBRNTampering with any part of Doping Control (Article 2.5) - 3 years ineligibility from 1 February 2021 - DQ Results from 15 June 2020 - AIU Decision appealable
22/02/2021Abeba Tekulu GebremesekelETHUse of a Prohibited Substance / Method (Article 2.2) – ABP case - Notice of Charge issued

The Athletics Integrity Unit Disciplinary Process applies to both doping and non-doping cases that are pursued by the Athletics Integrity Unit under the World Athletics Anti-Doping Rules and the World Athletics Integrity Code of Conduct respectively.  For more detail on the process and the current cases please use the button below.

Athletics Integrity Unit Disciplinary Process

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2019 KEY FACTS AND FIGURES

10,921

Samples collected

135

Samples collected from athletes belonging to number of countries

186

Competitions sanctioned by World Athletics where samples were collected

2632

Athletes provided samples

545

Elite Athletes from 75 nationalities on the Registered Testing Pool

7,772

Samples collected Out-of-Competition

3,149

Samples collected In-Competition

5,426

Blood samples collected

5,459

Urine samples collected

DISTRIBUTION OF SAMPLES COLLECTED IN 2019

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