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ATHLETICS INTEGRITY UNIT Press Release

CAS upholds AIU and WADA applications and reinstates the provisional suspension of Swiss sprinter Alex Wilson.

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ATHLETICS INTEGRITY UNIT Press Release

Competition Manipulation is a threat to sport integrity: AIU identifies multiple illegitimate qualifying performances for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

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ATHLETICS INTEGRITY UNIT Press Release

Athletics Integrity Unit details its comprehensive and robust testing programme ahead of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

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ATHLETICS INTEGRITY UNIT Press Release

CAS upholds AIU charges against Danil Lysenko and imposes a six-year ban on the Russian high jumper.

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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
23/07/2021Fernanda Martins BRA Presence/Use of a Prohibited Substance (Enobosarm or Ostarine) Article 2.1 and Article 2.2 2 months ineligibility from 21 May 2021 - DQ results: from 24 April 2021 - DT Decision appealable
22/07/2021Lebogang Shange RSA Presence/Use of a Prohibited Substance (Epitrenbolone/Trenbolone) Article 2.1 and Article 2.2 4 years ineligibility from 22 July 2021 with credit for period of Provisional Suspension from 19 November 2019 to 7 June 2021 and from 30 June 2021 to 22 July 2021 - DQ results: from 4 November 2019 - Final CAS Decision
14/07/2021Alex QuiñonezECUWhereabouts Failures (Article 2.4) 1 year Ineligibility from 25 June 2021 - DQ results: from 19 May 2021 - DT Decision appealable
30/03/2021Yousef KaramKUWPresence/Use of a Prohibited Substance (Ibutamoren) (Article 2.1 and Article 2.2) Notice of Allegation Issued
21/05/2021Danil LysenkoRUSWhereabouts Failures (Article 2.4) Tampering (Article 2.5) (Second ADRV) 6 years ineligibility (2 years suspended) from 3 August 2018 - DQ results: from 1 July 2018 to 2 August 2018 - Final CAS Decision

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

FIGHTING FOR FAIRNESS IN OUR SPORT

The year 2020 was marked by several restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The AIU team recalibrated its strategic objectives and successfully adapted to the changed landscape. The figures below only reflect the testing activities carried out by the AIU. The AIU’s testing is focused on elite top-end athletes and is designed to be specific, targeted and intelligence-led.

2020 KEY FACTS AND FIGURES

4,767

Samples collected

6,003

Analysis completed

90

Samples collected from athletes belonging to number of countries

70

Competitions sanctioned by World Athletics where samples were collected

1,177

Athletes provided samples

784

Elite Athletes from 79 Nationalities on the World Athletics Testing Pool, including Road Running Registered Testing Pool.

4,204

Samples collected Out-of-Competition

563

Samples collected In-Competition

2,475

Blood samples collected

2,292

Urine samples collected

48%

Percentage of samples collected from female athletes

52%

Percentage of samples collected from male athletes

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DISTRIBUTION OF SAMPLES COLLECTED BY AREA ASSOCIATIONS

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DISTRIBUTION OF SAMPLES COLLECTED BY DISCIPLINES

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