Appeal Decisions

Appeals are heard by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

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The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) is the highest independent authority in international sport that resolves disputes through arbitration.

CAS is an independent body governed by the International Council of Arbitration for Sport (ICAS).

The main task of ICAS is to safeguard the independence of CAS and the rights of the parties.

CAS produces written awards for all its decisions and links to these awards can be found in the list below.

Last updated on 04 May 2021

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DateAppellantRespondentNATADRVOutcome
23/04/2021El Mahjoub DazzaWorld AthleticsMARUse of a Prohibited Substance / Method (Article 2.2) - ABP caseAppeal dismissed – 4 years ineligibility from 10 January 2020 DQ results: 04 May 2019 to 10 January 2020
23/04/2021Gomathi MarimuthuWorld AthleticsINDPresence of a Prohibited Substance (19-Norandrosterone) (Article 2.1)  Use of a Prohibited Substance (Article 2.2)Appeal dismissed - 4 years ineligibility from 17 May 2019 DQ results: 18 March 2019 to 17 May 2019
15/04/2021Christian ColemanWorld AthleticsUSAWhereabouts Failures (Article 2.4)Appeal partly upheld – 18 months ineligibility from 14 May 2020.  
06/04/2021Svetlana ShkolinaWorld AthleticsRUSUse of a Prohibited Substance or Prohibited Method (Article 2.2) McLaren evidenceAppeal partly upheld – 2 years 9 months ineligibility from 1 February 2019 DQ results 16 July 2012 to 31 December 2014
06/04/2021Ivan UkhovWorld AthleticsRUSUse of a Prohibited Substance or Prohibited Method (Article 2.2) McLaren evidenceAppeal partly upheld – 2 years 9 months ineligibility from 1 February 2019 DQ results 16 July 2012 to 31 December 2014
06/04/2021Yulia KondakovaWorld AthleticsRUSUse of a Prohibited Substance or Prohibited Method (Article 2.2) McLaren evidenceAppeal partly upheld – 2 years 9 months ineligibility from 1 February 2019 DQ results 17 July 2012 to 31 December 2014
06/04/2021Ekaterina GalitskaiaWorld AthleticsRUSUse of a Prohibited Substance or Prohibited Method (Article 2.2) McLaren evidenceAppeal partly upheld – 3 years ineligibility from 1 February 2019 DQ results 15 July 2012 to 31 December 2014 
06/04/2021Lyukman AdamsWorld AthleticsRUSUse of a Prohibited Substance or Prohibited Method (Article 2.2) McLaren evidenceAppeal dismissed  – 4 years ineligibility from 1 February 2019 DQ results 16 July 2012 to 14 September 2014
19/01/2021Trinidad and Tobago Olympic CommitteeWorld AthleticsTTOWhereabouts Failures (Article 2.4)Appeal dismissed – 2 years ineligibility from 19 April 2019.
DQ results between 19 April 2019 and 30 August 2019. 
19/01/2021World AthleticsJacob Kibet Chulyo KendagorKENFailure or Refusal to Submit to Sample Collection (Article 2.3)Appeal upheld – 4 years ineligibility from 19 January 2021 with credit for period of Provisional Suspension from 5 July 2019 to 22 October 2019. DQ results between 21 November 2018 and 22 October 2019. 
02/07/2020Maria Guadalupe Gonzalez RomeroIAAFMEXThe athlete challenged the violations confirmed at first instance,
namely Presence (Article 2.1) and Use of a Prohibited Substance (Article 2.2) (Trenbolone)
Appeal dismissed – 4 years ineligibility from 16 November 2018
DQ results from 17 October 2018. 
23/06/2020Asbel KipropIAAFKENMr Kiprop challenged the decision of the Disciplinary Tribunal to impose a period of ineligibility of four years for violations of Article 2.1 and Article 2.2 ADRAppeal deemed withdrawn and proceedings terminated by the CAS. 
06/03/2020Jarrion LawsonIAAFUSAMr Lawson challenged the decision of the Disciplinary Tribunal to impose a period of ineligibility of four years for violations of Article 2.1 and Article 2.2 ADRAppeal upheld – the Athlete is found to have committed an ADRV but bears no fault or negligence and no period of ineligibility shall be imposed
12/12/2019AIU (on behalf of IAAF)QAF & Mousaab BallaQATThe AIU challenged the QAF decision of No Violation for Possession of a Prohibited Substance (Rule 32.2(f))Appeal upheld – 4 years ineligibility from 6 June 2019
(with credit for periods of Provisional Suspension from 11 October 2016 to 31 August 2018 and from 31 October 2018 until 6 June 2019)
29/03/2019Olha ZemlyakWADA & UAFUKR

The athlete challenged the violation confirmed at first instance, namely:
Use of a Prohibited Substance/Method (Article 2.2)

Appeal dismissed – 8 years ineligibility from 5 July 2016
DQ results: from 5 July 2016
29/03/2019Olesya PovhWADA & UAFUKRThe athlete challenged the violation confirmed at first instance, namely: Use of a Prohibited Substance/Method (Article 2.2)Appeal dismissed – 4 years ineligibility from 15 June 2016
DQ results: from 15 June 2016
27/07/2018
Maria Farnisova (nee Savinova)IAAF & RUSAFRUSThe athlete challenged the infraction confirmed in first instance, namely:
Use of a Prohibited Substance/Method (Article 2.2) – ABP case
Appeal dismissed – 4 years ineligibility from 24 August 2015
DQ results: 26 July 2010 to 26 August 2013
24/01/2019Svetlana KaramashevaIAAF & RusAFRUSThe athlete challenged the violation confirmed at first instance, namely:
Use of a Prohibited Substance/Method (Article 2.2) / ABP case. 
Appeal dismissed – 2 years 6 months ineligibility from 7 June 2017
DQ results: 14 July 2012 to 6 August 2014
17/11/2017IAAFADAK & Athletics Kenya & Benjamin NganduKENAIU appealed the sanction imposed at first instance relating to the violation:
Presence of a Prohibited Substance (Article 2.1) (Testosterone metabolites)
Appeal upheld - 4 years ineligibility from 17 November 2017
DQ results: 6 June 2015 to 17 November 2017
08/11/2017IAAFUAE Federation & Betlhem DesalegnUAEAIU appealed the sanction imposed at first instance relating to the violation:
Use of a Prohibited Substance/Method (Article 2.2) – ABP case
Appeal upheld - 2 years ineligibility from 10 August 2016
DQ results: 6 March 2014 to 13 August 2015
20/10/2017IAAFFFA & Riad GuerfiFRAAIU appealed  the first instance decision of acquittal relating to the violation:
Use of a Prohibited Substance/Method (Article 2.2) – ABP case
Appeal upheld - violation confirmed  4 years ineligibility from 29 April 2015
DQ results: 24 April 2013
18/07/2017Tatyana ChernovaIAAFRUSThe athlete challenged the jurisdiction of the 1st instance CAS panel Appeal dismissed - 3 years 8 months ineligibility from 5 February 2016
DQ results: 15 August 2011 to 22 July 2013
01/06/2017Tetiana GameraIAAF & UAFUKRThe athlete challenged the infraction confirmed in first instance, namely:
Use of a Prohibited Substance/Method (Article 2.2) – ABP case 
Appeal dismissed - 4-year ineligibility from 30 September 2015
DQ results: 26 August 2011 – 30 September 2015