Notifications and Sanctions

The Athletics Integrity Unit team carries out its activities transparently so that all members of the athletics family - whether they be athletes, support members, administrators or fans - can gain a clear understanding of the work the AIU does to promote a clean sport. The Athletics Integrity Unit will publish all decisions and sanctions, whether they relate to an athlete, coach or any other member of the athletics community. We will also post decisions made by other bodies which might have an impact on our sport and athletes, such as decisions made by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

Decisions on Doping and Non-Doping Violations*

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*This list of currently suspended athletes was last updated on 1 February 2018. Please note that it cannot be guaranteed that the searchable database available on-line exactly reproduces the downloadable list, it is therefore intended for information only and should not be relied upon from a legal perspective.

Current Ineligible and Sanctioned Athletes: CAS Decisions

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) is the highest independent authority in international sport that settles disputes through arbitration. CAS settles not just doping cases (in accordance with World Anti-Doping Code rules), but other integrity-related matters in which there has been an asserted breach of the rules.

Interested parties in cases, including athletes, support persons, or sport organisations, can appeal initial decisions to CAS, which has the ultimate authority for determining the outcome of such cases.

Recent CAS decisions concerning athletes that have committed violations of IAAF rules, along with CAS decisions from other sports, can be found on the CAS website.

Recent CAS Decisions

Here, you will find the latest three Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) decisions relating to athletes or other support personnel from the sport of athletics. The AIU will update this section as new athletics decisions are delivered by CAS*, or you can view CAS decisions from all sports here.

*This section was last updated on 6 October 2017.

IAAF vs Fédération française d'athlétisme & Riad Guerfi

Read the full CAS decision delivered on 20 October 2017

IAAF vs UAE Athletics Federation & Betlhem Desalegn

Read the full CAS decision delivered on 17 October 2017

IAAF vs RUSAF & Anna Pyatykh

Read the full CAS decision delivered on 18 August 2017

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The Athletics Integrity Unit will post the outcome of each case it investigates. Any athlete, coach or other member of the athletics community found in breach of the rules will face a sanction.

Any decisions on a cases referred to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) will also be posted here.

Current cases being reviewed by the IAAF Ethics Board will continue through to their conclusion with this body. We will post their decisions here over the coming months but in the meantime visit the Ethics Board site here.

Under IAAF rules, these athletes are currently sanctioned from taking part in athletics competitions. The list, which was last updated on 1 February 2018, will be regularly updated by the Athletics Integrity Unit team.

ADRV: Anti-Doping Rule Violation
AAF: Adverse Analytical Finding
ABP: Athlete Biological Passport

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Last Name First Name Role Nationality Sex Discipline 1 Discipline 2 Infraction Type ADRV Code ADRV Notes Infraction Date Sanction Ineligibile Until
SKAFIDAS George Athlete Support Personnel GRE M Athlete Support Personnel Doping IAAF Rule 32.2 (e)
IAAF Rule 32.2 (f)
IAAF Rule 32.2 (g)
IAAF Rule 32.2 (h)
Possession of a Prohibited Substance or a Prohibited Method, Trafficking or Attempted Trafficking in any Prohibted Substance or Prohibited Method, Administration or Attempted Administration to any Athlete of a Prohibited Substance/ or Method 01/01/2011 Lifetime ban Lifetime ban
STEWART Raymond Athlete Support Personnel USA M Athlete Support Personnel Doping IAAF Rule 32.2 (g)
IAAF Rule 32.2 (h)
Trafficking or Attempted Trafficking in any Prohibted Substance or Prohibited Method, Administration or Attempted Administration to any Athlete of a Prohibited Substance/ or Method 01/01/2004 Lifetime ban Lifetime ban
ZAYTSEVA Yuliya Athlete RUS F Long Distance (3000m+) Doping IAAF Rule 32.2 (a)
IAAF Rule 32.2 (b)
Metenolone 01/07/2015 4 years ineligibility 15/07/2019
ZAIN Jaouad Athlete MAR M Long Distance (3000m+) Doping IAAF Rule 32.2 (c) Evading, Refusing or Failing to Submit to Sample Collection 29/11/2015 4 years ineligibility 09/10/2020
YING Jun Athlete CHN M Middle Distance (800m-1500m) Doping IAAF Rule 32.2 (a)
IAAF Rule 32.2 (b)
Exogenous Steroids 01/09/2015 4 years ineligibility 28/10/2019
VIVIERS Innis Athlete RSA M Doping IAAF Rule 32.2 (a)
IAAF Rule 32.2 (b)
Stanozolol 11/02/2005 Lifetime ban (2nd ADRV) Lifetime ban
USLU Binnaz Athlete TUR F Long Distance (3000m+) Doping IAAF Rule 32.2 (a)
IAAF Rule 32.2 (b)
Stanozolol 30/08/2011 Lifetime ban Lifetime ban
TIMOFEEVA Irina Athlete RUS F Long Distance (3000m+) Doping IAAF Rule 32.2 (b) Use or Attempted Use by an Athlete of a Prohibited Substance or a Prohibited Method (ABP) 10/10/2009 2 years ineligibility 05/09/2018
SYREVA Olesya Athlete RUS F Middle Distance (800m-1500m) Doping IAAF Rule 32.2 (a)
IAAF Rule 32.2 (b)
Metenolone 27/11/2015 8 years ineligibility 10/01/2024
SINGH Jitinder Athlete IND M Doping IAAF Rule 32.2 (a)
IAAF Rule 32.2 (b)
Methandienone 21/10/2010 Lifetime ban (2nd ADRV) Lifetime ban
SILVA Ronald Moraes Athlete BRA M Long Distance (3000m+) Doping IAAF Rule 32.2 (a)
IAAF Rule 32.2 (b)
EPO 01/10/2016 3 years & 6 months ineligibility 09/07/2019
SILVA PEREIRA Sueli Athlete BRA F Long Distance (3000m+) Doping IAAF Rule 32.2 (a)
IAAF Rule 32.2 (b)
EPO 31/12/2015 4 years ineligibility 30/12/2019
SHUMYE WELDEGEBRIEL Taemo Athlete ETH F Long Distance (3000m+) Doping IAAF Rule 32.2 (a)
IAAF Rule 32.2 (b)
Norandrosterone 13/09/2015 4 years ineligibility 24/01/2020
SHMIDT Svitlana Athlete UKR F Middle Distance (800m-1500m) Doping IAAF Rule 32.2 (b) Use or Attempted Use by an Athlete of a Prohibited Substance or a Prohibited Method (ABP) 08/03/2012 4 years ineligibility 16/03/2019
SHAH Faishal Athlete IND M Middle Distance (800m-1500m) Doping IAAF Rule 32.2 (a)
IAAF Rule 32.2 (b)
Norandrosterone 18/04/2015 4 years ineligibility 11/05/2019
SCHEMEROVA Tamara Athlete RUS F Long Distance (3000m+) Doping IAAF Rule 32.2 (c)
IAAF Rule 40.12 (c)
Evading, Refusing or Failing to Submit to Sample Collection and Participation during ineligibility 08/05/2015 4 years ineligibility with 1 year ineligibility added of the original period 26/06/2021
SAMMAH Khadija Athlete MAR F Long Distance (3000m+) Doping IAAF Rule 32.2 (a)
IAAF Rule 32.2 (b)
GW1516 25/01/2015 4 years ineligibility 24/03/2019
SALAZAR BENITEZ Victor Athlete ESP M Long Distance (3000m+) Doping IAAF Rule 32.2 (f) Possession of a Prohibited Substance or a Prohibited Method 11/03/2014 4 years ineligibility 20/04/2019
ROOMI Esmaeel Athlete IRI M Doping IAAF Rule 32.2 (a)
IAAF Rule 32.2 (b)
Clenbuterol 16/04/2015 4 years ineligibility 18/05/2019
RAUT Rohinit Athlete IND F Long Distance (3000m+) Doping IAAF Rule 32.2 (a)
IAAF Rule 32.2 (b)
Norandrosterone 28/02/2016 4 years ineligibility 22/03/2020
RASHEED Harun Athlete Support Personnel MAS M Athlete Support Personnel Doping IAAF Rule 32.2 (h) Administration or Attempted Administration to any Athlete of a Prohibited Substance/ or Method -- 10 years ineligibility 11/09/2021
RAGUSA Andrea Athlete ITA M Long Distance (3000m+) Doping IAAF Rule 32.2 (a)
IAAF Rule 32.2 (b)
Exogenous Steroids & Triamcinolone Acetonide 10/01/2016 4 years ineligibility 02/10/2020
PUMPER Susanne Athlete AUT F Doping IAAF Rule 32.2 (f) Possession of a Prohibited Substance or a Prohibited Method 01/02/2009 8 years ineligibility 05/03/2020
POTOTSKYI Anton Athlete UKR M Long Distance (3000m+) Doping IAAF Rule 32.2 (a)
IAAF Rule 32.2 (b)
EPO & Methylhexanamine 22/05/2016 4 years ineligibility 14/07/2020
PATEL Jagdish Athlete IND M Middle Distance (800m-1500m) Doping IAAF Rule 32.2 (a)
IAAF Rule 32.2 (b)
Norandrosterone 28/08/2013 6 years ineligibility 11/09/2019
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