9 Jun 2022
IOC 2016 IOC vs Kirill Ikonnikov
October 19, 2016
Mr. Kirill Ikonnikov is a Russian Athlete competing at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Previously the Athlete was sanctioned for 2 years until November 2014 for his first anti-doping rule violation and sanctioned for another 8 years from April 2016 until April 2024 for his second anti-doping rule violation.
In 2016, Professor Richard McLaren issued two reports about systemic doping in Russia. These reports identified a significant number of Russian athletes who were involved in, or benefitted from, the doping schemes and practices that he uncovered.
Hereafter in January 2019 the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) recovered the internal database of the Moscow Laboratory (LIMS). Following investigation of allegations of organized doping practices, and in particular of the LIMS, WADA provided international federations with investigation reports on the athletes implicated in these organized doping practices.
As a result in December 2021 the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) of World Athletics reported new multiple anti-doping rule violations against the Athlete committed in 2012 and in 2014 for the use of the prohibited substances Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone, Desoxymethyltestosterone, Methasterone and Oxandrolone.
After notification the Athlete failed to respond to the AIU communications. Without his response the AIU deems that he has waived his right to a hearing, to have accepted the asserted anti-doping rule violations and the sanction rendered by the AIU.
The AIU considers that the Athlete had already served a 2 year period of ineligibility for his first anti-doping rule violation and currently is serving an 8 year period of ineligibility for his second anti-doping rule violation including disqualification of his results.
Under the Rules the AIU concludes that the 2012 violations shall be considered as a single first violation together with the first committed anti-doping rule violations. Also the 2014 violations shall be considered a second violation together with the committed second anti-doping rule violations.
The AIU establish that there are aggravating circumstances in this case and that an additional period of ineligibility of 2 years can be imposed on the Athlete for the 2012 anti-doping rule violations.
The AIU holds that the Athlete had already received the maximum sanction of 8 years for his second anti-doping rule violation. It follows that no additional period of ineligibility can be imposed for the 2014 anti-doping rule violations.
Therefore the AIU decides on 9 June 2022 to impose a additional 2 year period of ineligibility on the Athlete to run consecutively to the 8 year period of ineligibility that the Athlete is currently serving for his second anti-doping rule violation since 4 April 2016.
In addition to the Athlete's results that already had been disqualified the AIU deems that now all the Athlete's results from 4 July 2012 shall be disqualified until the date of this decision.