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ATHLETICS INTEGRITY UNIT Press Release

 The AIU mourns the passing of Frédéric Donzé 

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ATHLETICS INTEGRITY UNIT Press Release

Lawrence Cherono and Randolph Ross provisionally suspended; both athletes are out of Oregon22.

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ATHLETICS INTEGRITY UNIT Press Release

Significant improvement in domestic testing sees all athletes from high-risk countries eligible for Oregon 22.

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ATHLETICS INTEGRITY UNIT Press Release

AIU announces a robust and innovative testing programme for Oregon 2022 in partnership with USADA.

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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
27/08/2021Shelby HoulihanUSAPresence/Use of a Prohibited Substance (19-Norandrosterone) Article 2.1 and Article 2.2, 4 years ineligibility from 14 January 2021 - DQ results from 15 December 2020 - Final CAS Decision
18/08/2021El Hassan El AbbassiBRNPresence/Use of a Prohibited Method (Blood Transfusion) (Article 2.1 and Article 2.2) - Notice of Allegation Issued
18/08/2021  Yousef KaramKUWPresence/Use of a Prohibited Substance (Ibutamoren) Article 2.1 and Article 2.2 3 years ineligibility from 30 March 2020  - DQ results: from 28 January 2021 - AIU Decision appealable
17/08/2021  Racheal MutgaaKENPresence/Use of a Prohibited Substance (Testosterone) Article 2.1 and Article 2.2 3 years ineligibility from 3 August 2021 - DQ results: from 16 May 2021 - AIU Decision appealable
30/07/2021   Maria Guadalupe Gonzalez RomeroMEXTampering with any part of Doping Control (Article 2.5) 4 years ineligibility from 16 November 2022 - DT Decision appealable

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 AIU team adapted and adjusted its testing programme, while the world continued to struggle with the COVID-1 pandemic, to deliver robust results in the lead-up to the Tokyo Olympic Games and through to the end of 2021. The AIU’s testing is focused on elite top-end athletes and is designed to be specific, targeted and intelligence-led.


*The figures below only reflect the testing activities carried out by the AIU.

2021 KEY FACTS AND FIGURES

7,108

Samples collected

10,902

Analysis completed

85

Samples collected from athletes belonging to number of countries

144

Competitions sanctioned by World Athletics where samples were collected

2,229

Athletes provided samples

839

Elite Athletes from 85 Nationalities on the World Athletics Testing Pool, including Road Running Registered Testing Pool.

4,979

Samples collected Out-of-Competition

2,129

Samples collected In-Competition

2,717

Blood samples collected

4,391

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

Samples collected by area associations

DISTRIBUTION OF SAMPLES COLLECTED BY DISCIPLINES

Samples collected by disciplines