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Athletics Integrity Unit Press Release

AIU update on disciplinary proceedings against athletes asserted to have breached anti-doping rules during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

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ATHLETICS INTEGRITY UNIT Press Release

CAS ruling against Ukrainian race walker Nazar Kovalenko reinforces the importance of Member Federations compliance with anti-doping obligations.

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ATHLETICS INTEGRITY UNIT Press Release

Blessing Okagbare of Nigeria provisionally suspended after testing positive for human Growth Hormone.

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ATHLETICS INTEGRITY UNIT Press Release

20 athletes not eligible for Tokyo 2020 as minimum testing requirements not met by ‘Category A’ federations.

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— 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 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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