Pending First Instance Cases

When an Athlete or other Person has a case to answer for breach of the World Athletics Anti-Doping Rules or the World Athletics Integrity Code of Conduct, charges are brought by the Athletics Integrity Unit to be heard by the World Athletics Disciplinary Tribunal, the independent first instance tribunal that hears all disciplinary cases in Athletics.

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The Disciplinary Tribunal began its operations in April 2017 and has jurisdiction to hear violations of the World Athletics Anti-Doping Rules and the World Athletics Integrity Code of Conduct that are alleged to have occurred on or after 3 April 2017

The Disciplinary Tribunal also has jurisdiction to hear complaints involving alleged violations of the former World Athletics Code of Ethics.

We are currently in a transitional period where some first instance cases that occurred before 3 April 2017 are still on-going and are being heard by the relevant tribunal at national level, or (in the case of Russian athletes where there is no tribunal at national level) before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) sitting as a first instance tribunal. 

In this section, we list the current Pending First Instance cases.  Some of these cases will also appear on the list of Provisional Suspensions in force.

Last updated on 14 January 2019

- Bold, Italic Text identifies entries that have been added or updated on the date above.

DateRespondentNAT
Alleged violationStatus
04/12/2019Berehanu TseguETHPresence of a Prohibited Substance (19-norandrosterone) (Article 2.1)Pending before DT
03/12/2019Vincent Kipsegechi YatorKENPresence of a Prohibited Substance (Testosterone, Prednisone, Prednisolone) (Article 2.1)
Use of a Prohibited Substance (Clomiphene,Trimetazidine) (Article 2.2)
Pending before DT
02/10/2019Dilshod NazarovTJKPresence of a Prohibited Substance (metabolite of oral turinabol) (Article 2.1) 
Retesting case 2011 IAAF World Championships
Pending before 1st instance National Tribunal
01/10/19 Albert RopBRNWhereabouts Failures (Article 2.4)Pending before DT
26/09/2019Stanislau TsivonchykBLRPresence of a Prohibited Substance (Dehydrochloromethyltestosterone) (Article 2.1)
Re-testing case 2012 Olympic Games
Pending before 1st instance National Tribunal
25/09/2019 Gomathi Marimuthu INDPresence of a Prohibited Substance (19-norandrosterone) (Article 2.1)Pending before DT
11/09/2019Ioannis KyriazisGREPresence of a Prohibited Substance (LGD-4033) (Article 2.1)Pending before DT
19/12/2018James Mwangi WangariKENPresence of a Prohibited Substance (Testosterone) (Article 2.1)Pending before 1st instance National Tribunal
04/02/2018Ruth JebetBRNPresence of a Prohibited Substance (EPO) (Article 2.1) Pending before DT
27/03/2017Nazar KovalenkoUKRUse of a Prohibited Substance / Method (Article 2.2) - ABP case   Pending before 1st instance National Tribunal
31/01/2017Vitaliy ShafarUKRUse of a Prohibited Substance / Method (Article 2.2) - ABP case   Pending before 1st instance National Tribunal