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
KHOLOPOV Yaroslav Athlete RUS M Sprints (400m or less) Doping IAAF Rule 32.2 (a)
IAAF Rule 32.2 (b)
Ostarine 24/02/2015 4 years ineligibility 01/03/2019
KOZYR Andriy Athlete UKR M Hammer Throws Doping IAAF Rule 32.2 (a)
IAAF Rule 32.2 (b)
Stanozolol & Dehydrochloromethyltestosterone 20/02/2015 4 years ineligibility 22/03/2019
AKULINUSHKINA Tatyana Athlete RUS F 20km Walk Long Distance (3000m+) Doping IAAF Rule 32.2 (a)
IAAF Rule 32.2 (b)
Furosemide 20/02/2015 4 years ineligibility 01/03/2019
NIKOLAEVA Maria Athlete RUS 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) 18/02/2015 4 years ineligibility 30/09/2019
VITCHEVA Gergana Athlete BUL F Sprints (400m or less) Doping IAAF Rule 32.2 (a)
IAAF Rule 32.2 (b)
Metenolone 14/02/2015 4 years ineligibility 25/03/2019
RACHNA K. M. Athlete IND M Hammer Throws Doping IAAF Rule 32.2 (a)
IAAF Rule 32.2 (b)
Metenolone 10/02/2015 4 years ineligibility 17/03/2019
KARUS Benedikt Athlete GER M Middle Distance (800m-1500m) Doping IAAF Rule 32.2 (a)
IAAF Rule 32.2 (b)
EPO 08/02/2015 4 years ineligibility 16/03/2019
FEDEROVA Valeriya Athlete RUS F Triple Jump Jumps Doping IAAF Rule 32.2 (a)
IAAF Rule 32.2 (b)
Ostarine 06/02/2015 4 years ineligibility 18/02/2019
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
EL HASSANE Lahlal Athlete MAR M Long Distance (3000m+) Doping IAAF Rule 32.2 (a)
IAAF Rule 32.2 (b)
EPO 28/12/2014 4 years ineligibility 10/03/2019
LESOLE Sekeke Athlete LES M Long Distance (3000m+) Doping IAAF Rule 32.2 (a)
IAAF Rule 32.2 (b)
Norandrosterone 06/12/2014 8 years ineligibility (2nd ADRV) 29/04/2023
SINGH Avtar Athlete IND M Javelin Throws Doping IAAF Rule 32.2 (a)
IAAF Rule 32.2 (b)
Exogenous Steroids 28/11/2014 6 years ineligibility 25/12/2020
TRABY HMATOU Laila Athlete FRA F Long Distance (3000m+) Doping IAAF Rule 32.2 (a)
IAAF Rule 32.2 (b)
IAAF Rule 32.2 (c)
EPO, Evading, Refusing or Failing to Submit to Sample Collection 07/11/2014 3 years ineligibility 19/05/2018
PALAMARCHUK Ivan Coach UKR M Athlete Support Personnel Doping IAAF Rule 32.2 (f)
IAAF Rule 32.2 (h)
Possession of a Prohibited Substance or a Prohibited Method, Administration or Attempted Administration to any Athlete of a Prohibited Substance/ or Method 01/11/2014 4 years ineligibility 23/03/2019
BENALI Ali Athlete MAR M Long Distance (3000m+) Doping IAAF Rule 32.2 (c) Evading, Refusing or Failing to Submit to Sample Collection 12/10/2014 4 years ineligibility 29/01/2020
NIELSON Cliff Athlete USA M Middle Distance (800m-1500m) Doping IAAF Rule 32.2 (b)
IAAF Rule 32.2 (f)
Use or Attempted Use by an Athlete of a Prohibited Substance or a Prohibited Method, Possession of a Prohibited Substance or a Prohibited Method 14/09/2014 4 years ineligibility 25/04/2021
SETHI Ketki Athlete IND F Shot Put Throws Doping IAAF Rule 32.2 (a)
IAAF Rule 32.2 (b)
Norandrosterone 16/08/2014 8 years ineligibility 02/09/2022
MOSSBERG Nick Athlete USA M Pole Vault Jumps Doping IAAF Rule 32.2 (b)
IAAF Rule 32.2 (f)
Use or Attempted Use by an Athlete of a Prohibited Substance or a Prohibited Method, Possession of a Prohibited Substance or a Prohibited Method 03/08/2014 4 years ineligibility 24/04/2020
BENSGHIR Yassine Athlete MAR M 1500m 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) 07/06/2014 4 years ineligibility 11/04/2020
BORODKIN Andrii Athlete UKR M Shot Put Throws Doping IAAF Rule 32.2 (a)
IAAF Rule 32.2 (b)
Stanozolol 03/06/2014 4 years ineligibility 26/07/2018
AL-MEQBALI Rashed Saif Athlete UAE M Shot Put Throws Doping IAAF Rule 32.2 (a)
IAAF Rule 32.2 (b)
Stanozolol 31/05/2014 8 years ineligibility 30/05/2022
SINGH Harvendra Athlete IND M Hammer Throws Doping IAAF Rule 32.2 (a)
IAAF Rule 32.2 (b)
Norandrosterone 29/04/2014 8 years ineligibility 02/06/2022
SITIENEI Rita Jeptoo Athlete KEN F Marathon Long Distance (3000m+) Doping IAAF Rule 32.2 (a)
IAAF Rule 32.2 (b)
IAAF Rule 32.2 (e)
EPO, Stanozolol, Use or Attempted Use by an Athlete of a Prohibited Substance or a Prohibited Method (ABP) 17/04/2014 4 years ineligibility 29/10/2018
TERESHKOVA (TSYKUNOVA) Olga Athlete KAZ F 400m Sprints (400m or less) Doping IAAF Rule 32.2 (a)
IAAF Rule 32.2 (b)
Methyltestosterone 19/03/2014 Lifetime ban Lifetime ban
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
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