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 30 April 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 30 April 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
NASIR Basirah Sharifa Athlete BRN F Sprints (400m or less) Doping IAAF Rule 32.2 (a)
IAAF Rule 32.2 (b)
Metenolone 06/05/2016 3 years & 6 months ineligibility 22/01/2020
NIKULINA Elena Athlete RUS F Sprints (400m or less) Doping IAAF Rule 32.2 (a)
IAAF Rule 32.2 (b)
Dehydrochloromethyltestosterone 01/07/2015 4 years ineligibility 14/07/2019
ODEYEMI Deborah Oluwaseun Athlete NGR F Sprints (400m or less) Doping IAAF Rule 32.2 (a)
IAAF Rule 32.2 (b)
Metenolone 30/07/2015 4 years ineligibility 29/07/2019
ONYIA Josephine Athlete ESP F 100m Hurdles Sprints (400m or less) Doping IAAF Rule 32.2 (a)
IAAF Rule 32.2 (b)
Metenolone 21/08/2015 Lifetime ban (3rd ADRV) Lifetime ban
PALMER Liz Athlete USA F Sprints (400m or less) Doping IAAF Rule 32.2 (a)
IAAF Rule 32.2 (b)
Metandienone 05/03/2016 3 years & 6 months ineligibility 04/09/2019
PIZHANKOVA Darya Athlete UKR F 100m Sprints (400m or less) Doping IAAF Rule 32.2 (a)
IAAF Rule 32.2 (b)
Drostanolone 14/08/2013 Lifetime ban Lifetime ban
RISTESKA Hristina Athlete MKD F Sprints (400m or less) Doping IAAF Rule 32.2 (a)
IAAF Rule 32.2 (b)
Stanozolol, Methandienone & Norandrosterone 04/05/2015 4 years ineligibility 03/05/2019
SAKARI Joy Nakhumicha Athlete KEN F Sprints (400m or less) Doping IAAF Rule 32.2 (a)
IAAF Rule 32.2 (b)
Furosemide 11/07/2015 4 years ineligibility 24/08/2019
SHARMINA Ekaterina Athlete RUS F Middle Distance (800m-1500m) Doping IAAF Rule 32.2 (a)
IAAF Rule 32.2 (b)
Clomiphene, Use or Attempted Use by an Athlete of a Prohibited Substance or a Prohibited Method (ABP) 17/06/2011 4 years ineligibility (2nd ADRV) 07/12/2022
SHEKHODANOVA Natalya Athlete RUS F 100m Hurdles Sprints (400m or less) Doping IAAF Rule 32.2 (a)
IAAF Rule 32.2 (b)
Stanozolol 22/02/2004 Lifetime ban Lifetime ban
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
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
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
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
ZARIPOVA Yuliya Athlete RUS F Discus Throws Doping IAAF Rule 32.2 (a)
IAAF Rule 32.2 (b)
Methylhexanamine & Dehyrdochloromethyltestosterone 24/04/2015 4 years ineligibility 06/05/2019
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
TVERDOHLIB Marharyta Athlete UKR F Long Jump Jumps Doping IAAF Rule 32.2 (a)
IAAF Rule 32.2 (b)
Dehydrochloromethyltestosterone 07/08/2012 2 years ineligibility 18/07/2018
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
TABSART Mouna Athlete MAR F Cross Country Long Distance (3000m+) Doping IAAF Rule 32.2 (a)
IAAF Rule 32.2 (b)
Mesterolone 16/02/2014 8 years ineligibility 06/04/2022
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
SVIRIDOVA Olesya Athlete RUS F Shot Put Throws Doping IAAF Rule 32.2 (a)
IAAF Rule 32.2 (b)
Norandrosterone 27/05/2016 4 years ineligibility 13/06/2020
SOROCHUKWU Kwa Ihuefo Athlete NGR F Javelin Throws Doping IAAF Rule 32.2 (a)
IAAF Rule 32.2 (b)
Norandrosterone 25/06/2010 8 years ineligibility (2nd ADRV) 15/08/2018
SOKOLOVA Vera Athlete RUS F 20km Walk Long Distance (3000m+) Doping IAAF Rule 32.2 (a)
IAAF Rule 32.2 (b)
EPO 02/06/2015 4 years ineligibility 14/07/2019
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
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