CAS 2017_O_5331 IAAF vs RusAF & Ekaterina Volkova
May 3, 2018
Ms. Ekaterina Volkova ia a Russian Athlete competing in the Womens’s 3000m steeplechase event at the Beijng 2008 Olympic Games.
In 2016, the IOC decided to perform further analyses on certain samples collected during the 2008 Olympic Games. These additional analyses were performed with analytical methods which were not available in 2008.
In May 2016 the International Olympic Committee reported an anti-doping rule violation against the Athlete after her 2008 A and B samples tested positive for the prohibited substance dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (turinabol).
The Russian National Olympic Committee informed the IOC that the Athlete had retired from professional sports. The IAAF was able to locate the Athlete and after notification the Athlete failed to respond.
The IOC Disciplinary Commission finds that the Athlete was duly notified and with the positive test results the Commission concludes that she has committed an anti-doping rule violation for the purpose of performance enhancement.
Therefore the IOC Disciplinary Commission decides on 19 October 2016 that the Athlete, Ekaterina Volkova:
1.) is found to have committed an anti-doping rule violation pursuant to the IOC Anti-Doping Rules applicable to the Games of the XXIX Olympiad in Beijing in 2008 (presence and/or use, of a Prohibited Substance or its Metabolites or Markers in an athlete’s bodily specimen),
2.) is disqualified from the Women’s 3000m steeplechase event in which she participated upon the occasion of the Olympic Games Beijing 2008,
3.) has the medal, the medallist pin and the diploma obtained in the Women’s 3000m steeplechase event withdrawn and is ordered to return the same.
4.) The IAAF is requested to modify the results of the above-mentioned event accordingly and to consider any further action within its own competence.
5.) The Russian Olympic Committee shall ensure full implementation of this decision.
6.) The Russian Olympic Committee shall notably secure the return to the IOC, as soon as possible, of the medal, the medallist pin and the diploma awarded in connection with the Women’s 3000m steeplechase event to the Athlete.
7.) This decision enters into force immediately.