Pending First Instance Cases

When an Athlete or other Person has a case to answer for breach of the IAAF Anti-Doping Rules or the IAAF Integrity Code of Conduct, charges are brought by the Athletics Integrity Unit to be heard by the IAAF 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 IAAF Anti-Doping Rules and the IAAF 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 IAAF 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 08 April 2019

DateRespondentNAT
Alleged violationStatus
07/03/2019Oluwakemi AdekoyaBRNPresence of a Prohibited Substance (Stanozolol) (Article 2.1)
Use of a Prohibited Substance (Stanozolol) (Article 2.2)
Pending before DT
06/03/2019Jarrion LawsonUSAPresence of a Prohibited Substance (epitrenbolone) (Article 2.1)
Use of a Prohibited Substance (Trenbolone) (Article 2.2)
Pending before DT
19/02/2019Sarah ChepchirchirKENUse of a Prohibited Substance / Method (Article 2.2) – ABP casePending before DT
06/02/2019Anna NazarovaRUSPresence of a Prohibited Substance (DHCMT) (Article 2.1) 
Re-testing case 2012 Olympic Games
Pending before CAS
06/02/2019Yuliya GushchinaRUSPresence of a Prohibited Substance (DHCMT) (Article 2.1) 
Re-testing case 2011 World Championships  / 2012 Olympic Games
Pending before CAS
19/12/2018James Mwangi WangariKENPresence of a Prohibited Substance (Testosterone) (Article 2.1)Pending before 1st instance National Tribunal
18/12/2018Maria Guadalupe Gonzalez-RomeroMEXPresence of a Prohibited Substance (Trenbolone metabolite) (Article 2.1)Pending before DT
26/11/2018
Glory Onome NathanielNGRPresence of a Prohibited Substance (Stanozolol) (Article 2.1)Pending before DT
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
16/11/2016Alina FodorovaUKRPresence of a Prohibited Substance (Testosterone) (Article 2.1) Pending before 1st instance National Tribunal