Provisional Suspensions In Force

A Provisional Suspension is when an Athlete or other Person is suspended temporarily from participating in any competition or activity in Athletics prior to a final decision at a hearing conducted under the World Athletics Anti-Doping Rules or the Integrity Code of Conduct.


In this section of the site, we list the Provisional Suspensions currently in force. Some of these cases remain under investigation, while others are the subject of a notice of charge and so will also appear on the list of Pending First Instance cases.

In doping cases, a Provisional Suspension is mandatory under the World Athletics Anti-Doping Rules following an adverse analytical finding for any non-specified substance on the Prohibited List.  

A Provisional Suspension may be imposed in other doping cases depending on the nature and circumstances of the case in question.

A Provisional Suspension imposed in a non-doping case does not in any way abrogate the presumption of innocence and it is not an early determination of guilt. Rather, it is an order made on a precautionary basis to safeguard the interests of the sport.

Last updated on 11 June 2021

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

09/03/2021Joyce ChepkiruiKENUse of a Prohibited Substance / Method (Article 2.2) – ABP casePending before CAS
22/02/2021Abeba Tekulu GebremesekelETHUse of a Prohibited Substance / Method (Article 2.2) – ABP caseReferred to DT
23/12/2020Luvo ManyongaRSAWhereabouts Failures (Article 2.4)Referred to DT
16/11/2020 Youssef Sbaii MAR/ITAPresence/Use of a Prohibited Substance (EPO) (Article 2.1 and Article 2.2)Referred to DT
09/02/2020Martina RatejSLOPresence of a Prohibited Substance (Clostebol) (Article 2.1) - Re-testing case 2012 Olympic GamesAwaiting Decision
19/12/2019Lebogang ShangeRSAPresence of Prohibited Substances (Trenbolone) (Article 2.1)Notice of Allegation Issued
21/11/2019Evgeny ZagorulkoRUSTampering with any part of Doping Control (Article 2.5)
Complicity (Article 2.9)
Referred to DT
Danil LysenkoRUSWhereabouts Failures (Article 2.4) 
Tampering with any part of Doping Control (Article 2.5) 2nd ADRV
Referred to CAS (1st instance hearing)
25/09/2019Mr Ahmed Al KamaliUAEPotential Violation of the IAAF Candidacy Rules and Integrity Code of ConductDecision by the Chair of the IAAF DT
13/09/2019Carina HornRSAPresence of a Prohibited Substance (Ibutamoren and LGD-4033) (Article 2.1)Charge Issued
03/08/2018Danil LysenkoRUSWhereabouts Failures (Article 2.4)Charge Issued
12/07/2017Frank FredericksNAMBreach of Integrity Standards under 
Article 7 (Conduct likely to tarnish the reputation of the IAAF/ bring the sport into disrepute), 
Article 8 (Nominal gifts only),
Article 10 (No concealed renumeration, commission or benefit) of the IAAF Code of Ethics 2003-2012
On-going investigation