7th April 2021

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) Decisions in a number of matters involving Russian athletes

Various Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) panels have issued the following decisions:

1) Awards rendered by CAS following appeals against first-instance decisions issued by CAS acting in lieu of the Russian Athletic Federation

CAS 2019/A/6165 Yuliya Kondakova v. World Athletics

The appeal filed by Yuliya Kondakova against the first instance decision issued by CAS on 22 February 2019 (CAS 2018/O/5713 IAAF v. RUSAF & Yuliya Kondakova) was partially upheld. The period of ineligibility imposed on Yuliya Kondakova was reduced from 4 years to 2 years and 9 months, applicable from 1 February 2019.

All results obtained by Yuliya Kondakova as from 17 July 2012 until 31 December 2014 (inclusive) are withdrawn, with all of the resulting consequences, including forfeiture of any titles, awards, medals, points, prizes and appearance money. This represents a downward reduction from the first-instance decision where her competitive results from 17 July 2012 until 16 July 2016 were disqualified.

CAS 2019/A/6166 Svetlana Shkolina v. World Athletics

The appeal filed by Svetlana Shkolina against the first-instance decision issued by CAS on 22 February 2019 (CAS 2018/O/5667 IAAF v. RUSAF & Svetlana Shkolina) was partially upheld. The period of ineligibility imposed on Svetlana Shkolina was reduced from 4 years to 2 years and 9 months, applicable from 1 February 2019.

All results obtained by Svetlana Shkolina as from 16 July 2012 until 31 December 2014 (inclusive) are withdrawn, with all of the resulting consequences, including forfeiture of any titles, awards, medals, points, prizes and appearance money. This represents a downward reduction from the first-instance decision where her competitive results from 16 July 2012 until 28 July 2015 were disqualified.

CAS 2019/A/6167 Ekaterina Galitskaia v. World Athletics

The appeal filed by Ekaterina Galitskaia against the first instance decision issued by CAS on 22 February 2019 (CAS 2018/O/5712 IAAF v. RUSAF & Ekaterina Galitskaia) was partially upheld. The period of ineligibility imposed on Ekaterina Galitskaia was reduced from 4 years to 3 years, starting from 1 February 2019.

All competitive results obtained by Ekaterina Galitskaia from 15 July 2012 until 31 December 2014 (inclusive) shall remain disqualified, as per the first-instance decision, with all of the resulting consequences, including forfeiture of any titles, awards, medals, points, prizes and appearance money.

CAS 2019/A/6168 Ivan Ukhov v. World Athletics

The appeal filed by Ivan Ukhov against the first-instance decision issued by CAS on 22 February 2019 (CAS 2018/O/5668 IAAF v. RUSAF & Ivan Ukhov) was partially upheld. The period of ineligibility imposed on Ivan Ukhov was reduced from 4 years to 2 years and 9 months, starting from 1 February 2019.

All competitive results obtained by Ivan Ukhov from 16 July 2012 and until 31 December 2014 (inclusive) are disqualified, with all of the resulting consequences, including forfeiture of any titles, awards, medals, points, prizes and appearance money. This represents a downward reduction from the first-instance decision where his competitive results from 16 July 2012 until 31 December 2015 were disqualified.

CAS 2019/A/6161 Lyukman Adams v. World Athletics

The appeal filed by Lyukman Adams against the first-instance decision issued by CAS on 22 February 2019 (CAS 2018/O/5671 IAAF v. RUSAF & Lyukman Adams) was dismissed and the challenged decision was confirmed. Accordingly, Lyukman Adams remains sanctioned, as per the first-instance decision, with a period of ineligibility of 4 years and all competitive results obtained by him from 16 July 2012 until 14 September 2014 (inclusive) remain disqualified, with all of the resulting consequences, including forfeiture of any titles, awards, medals, points, prizes and appearance money.

2) Awards rendered by CAS following appeals against decisions issued by RUSADA

CAS 2020/A/6986 Anna Knyazeva-Shirokova v. Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) and CAS 2020/A/6988 Andrey Isaychev v. Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA)

The appeals filed by Anna Knyazeva-Shirokova and Andrey Isaychev against the decisions issued on 17 December 2019 by the Disciplinary Anti-Doping Committee of RUSADA were partially upheld and the challenged decisions were set aside. All individual results earned by both athletes from 15 November 2018 are reinstated. Their requests for financial compensation were dismissed.

CAS 2020/A/6987 Rudolf Verkhovykh v. Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA)

The appeal filed by Rudolf Verkhovykh against decision no. 22/2020 issued on 17 December 2019 by the Disciplinary Anti-Doping Committee of RUSADA was dismissed and the challenged decision was confirmed in its entirety.

3) Awards rendered by CAS (first instance) acting in lieu of the Russian Athletic Federation (disciplinary proceedings initiated on the basis of the McLaren reports)

CAS 2020/O/6762 World Athletics v. Russian Athletics Federation & Yelena Soboleva

Yelena Soboleva has been found guilty of anti-doping rule violations under Rule 32.2 (a) of the IAAF Competition Rules 2006-2007 and under Rule 32.2 (b) of the IAAF Competition Rules 2012- 2013 and sanctioned with a period of ineligibility of 8 years starting from 7 April 2021. All competitive results achieved by Yelena Soboleva from 1 May 2011 through the commencement of her period of provisional suspension on 15 December 2016 are disqualified with all of the resulting consequences, including the forfeiture of any medals, titles, ranking points and prize and appearance money.

CAS 2020/O/6759 World Athletics v. Russian Athletic Federation & Natalya Antyukh

Natalya Antyukh has been found guilty of an anti-doping rule violation under Rule 32.2(b) of the IAAF Competition Rules 2012-2013 and sanctioned with a period of ineligibility of 4 years starting from 7 April 2021. All competitive results achieved by Natalya Antyukh from 30 June 2013 through the commencement of the period of ineligibility are disqualified with all of the resulting consequences, including the forfeiture of any titles, awards, medals, points and prize and appearance money.

CAS 2020/O/6760 World Athletics v. Russian Athletics Federation & Oksana Kondratyeva

Oksana Kondratyeva has been found guilty of an anti-doping rule violation under Rule 32.2 (b) of the IAAF Competition Rules 2012-2013 and sanctioned with a period of ineligibility of 4 years starting from 7 April 2021. All competitive results achieved by Oksana Kondratyeva from 2 July 2013 through the commencement of the period of ineligibility are disqualified with all of the resulting consequences, including the forfeiture of any titles, awards, medals, points and prize and appearance money.

CAS 2020/O/6761 World Athletics v. Russian Athletics Federation & Andrey Silnov

Andrey Silnov has been found guilty of an anti-doping rule violation under Rule 32.2(b) of the IAAF Competition Rules 2012-2013 and sanctioned with a period of ineligibility of 4 years starting on 7 April 2021. All competitive results achieved by Andrey Silnov from 8 July 2013 through the commencement of the period of ineligibility are disqualified with all of the resulting consequences, including the forfeiture of any titles, awards, medals, points and prize and appearance money.

• This media release was published by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on 7 April 2021. Click here for the original.

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