First Instance Decisions

The independent Disciplinary Tribunal hears and determines all first instance disciplinary cases under the IAAF Anti-Doping Rules or the IAAF Integrity Code of Conduct. The Disciplinary Tribunal is chaired by Michael Beloff QC and it currently has a panel of 54 tribunal members from 35 different countries covering all six areas recognized by the IAAF.  The secretariat to the Disciplinary Tribunal is managed by Sport Resolutions, an independent dispute resolution service based in London, UK.

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This section of the site lists all First Instance Decisions that have been rendered in Athletics since the Athletics Integrity Unit commenced its operations in April. Links to these decisions (where available) can be found in the list of cases below.  

It should be noted that the Disciplinary Tribunal is a new tribunal and it only has jurisdiction over violations alleged to have occurred on or after 3 April 2017 (or where jurisdiction is otherwise conferred upon it under the Integrity Code of Conduct).

Decisions below that are identified as being a 'national decision' or 'CAS decision' relate to cases that pre-dated the Disciplinary Tribunal's jurisdiction and have therefore been heard by the relevant first instance tribunal at national level, or CAS sitting as a first instance tribunal (in relation to cases involving Russian athletes where there is no tribunal at national level). Decisions below that are identified as being an 'AIU decision' relate to cases where the Athlete or other Person has agreed to accept the violation and consequences offered by the Athletics Integrity Unit.

Last updated on 23 November 2018

DateRespondentNATViolationOutcomeStatus
19/11/18Kipyegon BettKENRefusing to Submit to Sample Collection (Article 2.3)
Presence of a Prohibited Substance (EPO) (Article 2.1)
Use of a Prohibited Substance ((EPO) (Article 2.2)
4 years ineligibility from 15 August 2018
DQ results: 24 February 2018 to 15 August 2018
DT Decision Appealable
30/10/18Nesta CarterJAMPresence and Use of a Prohibited Substance (Methylhexaneamine)
(Article 2.1) Re-testing case 2008 Olympic Games
3 months ineligibility from 12 July 2016:
DQ results: 21 to 22 August 2008
National Decision appealable
23/10/18Hye-Song KimPRKPresence of a Prohibited Substance 
(Methylprednisolone) (Article 2.1) 
1 year ineligibility from 18 October 2018 
DQ results: 8 April 2018
Final DT Decision
15/10/18
Lebokeng SeseleRSAPresence and Use of a Prohibited Substance 
(DHCMT and Trenbolone) (Article 2.1) (Article 2.2) 
4 years ineligibility from 12 November 2017
DQ results: since 12 November 2017
Final DT Decision
09/10/18Samuel KalaleiKENPresence of a Prohibited Substance (EPO) (Article 2.1) 4 years ineligibility from 4 June 2018
DQ results: 8 April 2018 to 4 June 2018
Final DT Decision
04/09/18Tatyana LebedevaRUSPresence of a Prohibited Substance (DHCMT) (Article 2.1) 
Re-testing case 2008 Olympic Games
2 years ineligibility from 12 September 2016
DQ results: 18 August 2008 to 17 August 2010
Final National Decision
04/09/18Mariya AbakumovaRUSPresence of a Prohibited Substance (Article 2.1) (DHCMT)
Re-testing case 2008 Olympic Games / 2011 World Championships
4 years ineligibility from 18 May 2016 
DQ results: 21 August 2008 to 20 August 2012
Final National Decision
31/08/18Mousaab BalaQATPossession of a Prohibited Substance / Method (Article 2.6),
Use of a Prohibited Substance / Method (Article 2.2), 
Complicity (Article 2.9)
No ViolationUnder CAS appeal
31/07/18Kabange MupopoZAMPresence of a Prohibited Substance 
(Testosterone) (Article 2.1) 
4 years ineligibility from 12 August 2017 2018
DQ results: since 6 August 2017
DT decision appealable
18/07/18Mousaab HadoutMARPresence of a Prohibited Substance
(EPO) (Article 2.1) 
4 years ineligibility from 29 June 2018
DQ results: 5 November 2017 to 29 June 2018
Final AIU Decision
12/07/18Vasiliy KopeykinRUSPresence of a Prohibited Substance ( Trimetazidine) (Article 2.1)4 years ineligibility from 4 May 2017
DQ results: 6 December 2016 to 4 May 2017
Final CAS Decision
10/07/2018Lydia JeleBOTPresence of a Prohibited Substance (Metandienone) (Article 2.1) 4 years ineligibility from 14 October 2017
DQ results: 14 October 2017 to 1 December 2017
Under CAS appeal
10/07/2018Viola JepchumbaBRNPresence of a Prohibited Substance (EPO) (Article 2.1) 4 years ineligibility from 30 September 2017
 DQ results: 28 August 2017 to 30 September 2017
Final DT Decision
21/06/2018Adrian GriffithBAHPresence of a Prohibited Substance
(Stanozolol) (Article 2.1) 
4 years ineligibility from 12 July 2017
DQ results: 22 April 2017 to 12 July 2017
Final DT Decision
15/06/2018Eliud MagutKENPresence of a Prohibited Substance (Norandrosterone) (Article 2.1)4 years ineligibility from 14 July 2017
 DQ results: 23 April 2017 to 14 July 2017
Final DT Decision
23/05/2018Meseret TayeETHPresence of a Prohibited Substance (Testosterone) (Article 2.1) 4 years ineligibility from 15 November 2017
DQ results: since 17 September 2017
Final DT decision
03/05/2018Elena Slesarenko
RUSPresence of a Prohibited Substance (Article 2.1) (DHCMT)
Re-testing case 2008 Olympic Games / 2011 World Championships
4 years ineligibility from 4 October 2016
DQ results: 23 August 2008 to 22 August 2012
Final CAS decision
03/05/2018Ekaterina VolkovaRUSPresence of a Prohibited Substance (Article 2.1) (DHCMT)
Re-testing case 2008 Olympic Games
2 years ineligibility from 15 December 2016
DQ results: 17 August 2008 to 16 August 2010
Final CAS decision
27/04/2018Kseniya AgafanovaRUSPresence of a Prohibited Substance (Article 2.1)
(DHCMT) Re-testing case 2009 World Championships
2 years ineligibility from 29 September 2017
DQ results: 15 August 2009 to 14 August 2011
Final CAS decision
27/04/2018Elizaveta GrechishnikovaRUSPresence of a Prohibited Substance (Article 2.1)
(DHCMT) Re-testing case 2009 World Championships
2 years ineligibility from 18 May 2017 
Note: Results from 18 August 2009 to 15 October 2015
were already disqualified as a result of 1st violation (ABP)
Final CAS decision
19/04/2018Despoina ZapounidouGREPresence of a Prohibited Substance (EPO) (Article 2.1) 4 years ineligibility from 23 August 2017
DQ results: since 11 August 2017
Final DT decision
26/03/2018Tatyana ChernovaRUSPresence of a Prohibited Substance (DHCMT) (Article 2.1)
Re-testing case 2008 Olympic Games
4 months ineligibility from 26 March 2018 to 25 July 2018
DQ results: 17 August 2008 to 22 July 2013
Note: Athlete was already serving a 3 year 8 month ineligibility for a 1st violation.
The additional 4 months ineligibility meant that the Athlete served the maximum
4 year sanction for a 1st violation under the rules
Final national decision
08/03/2018Alexander PogorelovRUSPresence of a Prohibited Substance (Article 2.1) (DHCMT)
Re-testing case 2008 Olympic Games
2 years ineligibility from 2 July 2016
DQ results: 23 August 2008 to 22 August 2010
Final CAS decision
27/02/2018Caio BonfimBRAPresence of a Prohibited Substance (Bumetanide)
(Article 2.1)
6 months ineligibility from 1 March 2018Final AIU decision
27/02/2018Suleiman Kipse SimotwoKENPresence of a Prohibited Substance (Norandrosterone)
(Article 2.1) 
4 years ineligibility from 14 July 2017
DQ results: 23 April 2017
Final DT decision
06/02/2018Olha ZemliakUKRUse of a Prohibited Substance/Method (Article 2.2) –
 2nd violation 
8 years ineligibility from 3 August 2017
DQ results: 5 July 2016
Under CAS appeal
06/02/2018Olesia PovhUKRUse of a Prohibited Substance/Method (Article 2.2)4 years ineligibility from 3 August 2017
DQ results: since 15 June 2016
Under CAS appeal
20/12/2017Svetlana KaramashevaRUS
Use of a Prohibited Substance/Method
(Article 2.2) – ABP case
2 years 6 months ineligibility from 7 June 2017
DQ results: 14 July 2012 to 6 August 2014
Under CAS appeal
15/12/2017Stanislav EmelyanovRUSUse of a Prohibited Substance/Method (Article 2.2)
– ABP case
Life banFinal CAS decision
12/12/2017Tatyana AndrianovaRUSUse of a Prohibited Substance / Method (Article 2.2)
- ABP case
2 years ineligibility from 22 February 2016 to 21 February 2018
DQ results: 26 July 2010 to 25 July 2012
Final national decision
29/11/2017Anastasiya MokhnyukUKRPresence of a Prohibited Substance (GHRP-2, Meldonium)
(Article 2.1)
4 years ineligibility from 21 April 2016
DQ results: 18 March 2016
Final national decision
08/11/2017Kirill Sukharev
RUS
Use of a Prohibited Substance / Method (Article 2.2)
McLaren Evidence
2 years ineligibility from 27 October 2017 to 26 October 2019
DQ results: since 15 July 2014
Final national decision
08/11/2017Mohamed Ikoki MsandekiTANPresence of a Prohibited Substance (Norandrosterone)
(Article 2.1) 
4 years ineligibility from 2 January 2017
DQ results: since 2 January 2017
Final national decision
31/10/2017Jemima Jelagat SumgongKENPresence of a Prohibited Substance (EPO) (Article 2.1) 4 years ineligibility from 3 April 2017
DQ results: since 28 February 2017
Final national decision
20/10/2017Juliana Moreira
BRA
Presence of a Prohibited Substance (Stanozolol) (Article 2.1)
Three Whereabouts Failures within 12 months (Article 2.4) 2nd violation
8 years ineligibility from 28 March 2014 to 27 March 2022Final national decision
18/10/2017Yuliya ZaripovaRUSPresence of a Prohibited Substance (DHCMT) (Article 2.1)
Re-testing case 2012 Olympic Games
4 years ineligibility from 25 July 2013 to 24 January 2016 & from
4 October 2016 to 3 April 2018  
Final national decision
12/10/2017Evgeniy BorisovRUSPresence of a Prohibited Substance (DHCMT) (Article 2.1)
Re-testing case 2009 World Championships   
2 years ineligibility from 29 September 2017
DQ results: 20 August 2009 to 19 August 2011 
Final national decision
10/10/2017Natallia MikhnevichBLRPresence of a Prohibited Substance (DHCMT) (Article 2.1)
Re-testing case 2008 Olympic Games
2 years ineligibility from 4 July 2016
DQ results: 16 August 2008 to 15 August 2010  
Final national decision
10/10/2017Aksana MiankovaBLRPresence of a Prohibited Substance (Stanozolol, Oxandrolone, DHCMT)
(Article 2.1) Re-testing case 2008 & 2012 Olympic Games  
4 years ineligibility from 10 June 2016
DQ results: 20 August 2008 to 6 August 2014 & since
1 January 2016
Final national decision
09/10/2017Darya PishchalnikovaRUSPresence of a Prohibited Substance (DHCMT) (Article 2.1)
Re-testing case 2007 World Championships   
DQ results: 1 May 2011 to 20 May 2012 Agreed Sanction
09/10/2017Nadzeya OstapchukBLRPresence of a Prohibited Substance (DHCMT, Tamoxifen) (Article 2.1)
Re-testing case 2008 Olympic Games
DQ results: 16 August 2008 to 5 August 2012Final national decision
09/10/2017Darya PchelnikBLRPresence of a Prohibited Substance (DHCMT) (Article 2.1)
Re-testing case 2008 Olympic Games
2 years ineligibility from 19 September 2016
DQ results: 20 August 2008 to 19 August 2010 
Final national decision
09/10/2017Pavel KryvitskiBLRPresence of a Prohibited Substance (Stanozolol, DHCMT)
(Article 2.1) Re-testing case 2012 Olympic Games     
DQ results: 17 July 2012 to 16 July 2014 Final national decision
09/10/2017Josephine OnyiaESPPresence of a Prohibited Substance (Methylhexaneamine)
(Article 2.1) Re-testing case 2008 Olympic Games
DQ results: since 18 August 2008Agreed Sanction
09/10/2017Sviatlana UsovichBLRPresence of a Prohibited Substance (Stanozolol, Oxandrolone, Metandienone, DHCMT)
(Article 2.1) Re-testing case 2008 Olympic Games
2 years ineligibility from 4 July 2016
DQ results: 15 August 2008 to 14 August 2010 
Final national decision
09/10/2017Pavel LyzhynBLRPresence of a Prohibited Substance (DHCMT) (Article 2.1)
Re-testing case 2008 Olympic Games
2 years ineligibility from 4 July 2016
DQ results: 15 August 2008 to 14 August 2010 
Final national decision
25/09/2017Mariya Savinova-FarnosovaRUSUse of a Prohibited Substance/Method (Article 2.2)
ABP case/Use of Parabolan and GH/Whistleblower evidence
4 years ineligibility from 24 August 2015
DQ results: 26 July 2010 to 19 August 2013
Under CAS appeal
08/09/2017Jamel ChatbiITAUse of a Prohibited Substance / Method (Article 2.2)
ABP case 2nd Violation
8 years ineligibility from 8 August 2016 Final national decision
05/09/2017Abdulaziz Ladan MohammedKSAUse of a Prohibited Substance / Method (Article 2.2)
ABP case   
2 years ineligibility from 23 May 2017
DQ results: since 9 March 2013
Final national decision
25/08/2017Ivan ShablyuyevRUSPresence of a Prohibited Substance (Article 2.1)
(GH-releasing Peptide)
4 years ineligibility from 1 September 2016
DQ results: 19 July 2016 to 1 September 2016
Final CAS decision
18/08/2017Anna PyatykhRUSPresence of a Prohibited Substance (Article 2.1);
Use of a Prohibited Substance/Method (Article 2.2)
Re-testing case with McLaren evidence
4 years ineligibility from 13 December 2016
DQ results: 31 August 2007 and
6 July 2013 to 5 December 2016
Final CAS decision
10/08/2017Kirill IkonnikovRUSPresence of a Prohibited Substance (DHCMT) (Article 2.1)
2nd Violation / Re-testing case 2012 Olympic Games
8 years ineligibility from 4 April 2016
DQ results:  5 August 2012 to 8 October 2012 and since
26 February 2016
Final national decision
09/08/2017Maksim DyldinRUSPresence of a Prohibited Substance (DHCMT) (Article 2.1)
Re-testing case 2012 Olympic Games
4 years ineligibility from 6 January 2017
DQ results: 5 August 2012 to 22 May 2015 
Final national decision
04/08/2017Svetlana VasilyevaRUSUse of a Prohibited Substance/Method (Article 2.2)
ABP case
4 years ineligibility from 13 December 2016
DQ results: 18 October 2011 to 14 July 2013 and
24 May 2016 to 12 December 2016
Final CAS decision
01/08/2017Athanasia PerraGREPresence of a Prohibited Substance (Stanozolol) (Article 2.1)
Re-testing case 2009 World Championships   
4 years ineligibility from 4 May 2017
DQ results: 15 August 2009 to14 August 2011   
Final national decision
10/07/2017Victoria Gurova ValyukevichRUSPresence of a Prohibited Substance (DHCMT) (Article 2.1)
Re-testing case 2012 Olympic Games
2 years ineligibility from 6 January 2017
DQ results: 5 August 2012 to 4 August 2014
Final   national decision
22/06/2017Andrey KrivovRUSUse of a Prohibited Substance/Method (Article 2.2)
ABP case
3 years ineligibility from 12 April 2016
DQ results: 20 May 2011 to 6 July 2013
Final CAS decision
22/06/2017Natalya EvdokimovaRUSUse of a Prohibited Substance/Method (Article 2.2)
ABP case
4 years ineligibility from 16 April 2016
DQ results: 17 August 2009 to 29 May 2012
Final CAS decision
26/05/2017Anastasiya KapachinskayaRUSPresence of a Prohibited Substance (Stanozolol, DHCMT) (Article 2.1)
Re-testing case 2008 Olympic Games / 2011 World Championships    
4 years ineligibility from 1 July 2016
DQ results: since 17.08.08 
Final national decision
25/05/2017Denis AlekseyevRUSPresence of a Prohibited Substance (DHCMT) (Article 2.1)
Re-testing case 2008 Olympic Games
4 years ineligibility from 4 July 2013 to 3 July 2015 & from
16 November 2016 to 15 November 2018.
DQ results: 23 August 2008 to 27 June 2013 
Final national decision
25/05/2017Inga AbitovaRUSPresence of a Prohibited Substance (DHCMT) (Article 2.1)
Re-testing case 2008 Olympic Games
4 years ineligibility from 11 October 2012 to 10 October 2014 & from
13 June 2016 to 12 June 2018.
DQ results:  16 August 2008 to 10 October 2009 
Final  national decision
17/05/2017Petr TrofimovRUSUse of a Prohibited Substance/Method
(Article 2.2) – ABP case
4 years ineligibility from 3 November 2016
DQ results: 13 August 2009 – 18 May 2013
Final CAS decision
04/05/2017Nataliia LupuUKRPresence of a Prohibited Substance (Testosterone, hGH)
(Article 2.1) 2nd Violation
8 years ineligibility from 27 December 2016
DQ results: 9 July 2016
Final national decision
04/05/2017Marharyta TverdohlibUKRPresence of a Prohibited Substance (Stanozolol, DHCMT)
(Article 2.1) Re-testing case 2012 Olympic Games  
2 years ineligibility from 19 July 2016
DQ results: 07.08.12-06.08.14 
Final national decision
04/05/2017Denys YurchenkoUKR
Presence of a Prohibited Substance (DHCMT) (Article 2.1)
Re-testing case 2008 Olympic Games
2 years ineligibility from 4 October 2016
DQ results: 22 August 2008 to 21 August 2010 
Final  national decision
04/05/2017Vita PalamarUKRPresence of a Prohibited Substance (DHCMT) (Article 2.1)
Re-testing case 2008 Olympic Games
2 years ineligibility from 6 September 2016
DQ results: 23 August 2008 to 22 August 2010
Final  national decision
21/04/2017Albina MayorovaRUS
Presence of a Prohibited Substance (Testosterone)
(Article 2.1)
4 years ineligibility from 28 June 2016
DQ results: 14 March to 28 June 2016
Final CAS decision
15/04/2017Soslan TsirikhovRUSPresence of a Prohibited Substance (DHCMT) (Article 2.1)
Re-testing case 2013 World Championships   
2 years ineligibility from 29 March 2017
DQ results: 15 August 2013 to 14 August 2015 
Final  national decision
14/04/2017Anna OmarovaRUSPresence of a Prohibited Substance (DHCMT) (Article 2.1)
Re-testing case 2011 World Championships   
2 years ineligibility from 28 March 2017
DQ results: 29 August 2011 to 28 August 2013 
Final national decision
14/04/2017Yuliya ChermoshanskayaRUSPresence of a Prohibited Substance (Stanozolol, DHCMT) (Article 2.1)
Re-testing case 2008 Olympic Games     
2 years ineligibility from 1 July 2016
DQ results: 20 August 2008 to 19 August 2010 
Final national decision
10/04/2017Anna BulgakovaRUSPresence of a Prohibited Substance (DHCMT) (Article 2.1)
Re-testing case 2013 World Championships
2 years ineligibility from 29 March 2017
DQ results: 16 August 2013 to 15 August 2015
Final  national decision
10/04/2017Vera GaneevaRUSPresence of a Prohibited Substance (DHCMT) (Article 2.1)
Re-testing case 2012 Olympic Games
2 years ineligibility from 2 July 2016
DQ results: 3 August 2012 to 2 August 2014
Final  national decision
09/04/2017Evgeniia KolodkoRUSPresence of a Prohibited Substance (DHCMT, Ipamorelin) (Article 2.1)
Re-testing case 2012 Olympic Games 
2 years ineligibility from 2 July 2016
DQ results: 6 august 2012 to 5 August 2014 
Final  national decision
08/04/2017Antonina KrivoshapkaRUSPresence of a Prohibited Substance (DHCMT) (Article 2.1) Re-testing case 2012 Olympic Games2 years ineligibility from 7 September 2016
DQ results: 11 August 2012 to 10 August 2014 
Final  national decision
07/04/2017Alexey MelnikovRUSAdministration of doping substances (Article 2.8) – senior coach of Russian National Athletics teamLife banFinal  CAS decision
07/04/2017Vladimir KazarinRUSPossession, Trafficking and Administration (Articles 2.6-2.8) – senior coach of Russian National Athletics teamLife banFinal  CAS decision
07/04/2017RusAF & Stanislav EmelyanovRUSUse of a Prohibited Substance (EPO) (Article 2.2) – 2nd violation8 years ineligibility from 7 April 2017
DQ results: 2 June 2015 to 7 April 2017
Final  CAS decision
06/04/2017Dmitry StarodubtsevRUSPresence of a Prohibited Substance (DHCMT) (Article 2.1) Re-testing case 2012 Olympic Games2 years ineligibility from 2 July 2016
DQ results: 10 August 2012 to 9 August 2014 
Final  national decision