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 06 August 2018

DateAppellantRespondentNATADRVOutcome
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
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 juridiction 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
29/05/2017Yassine BensghirIAAF & FRMAMARThe 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 12 April 2016
DQ results: 7 June 2014 – 12 April 2016
27/04/2017Lisa Christina NemecCroatian NADO & IAAFCROThe athlete challenged the infraction confirmed in first instance, namely:
Presence of a Prohibited Substance (EPO) (Article 2.1) 
Appeal dismissed - 4 years ineligibility from 29 October 2015