IOC 2017 IOC vs Ivan Skobrev - Operative Part

Related case:
CAS 2018_A_5502 Ivan Skobrev vs IOC
November 15, 2018

Two reports commissioned by WADA, published by Prof Richard McLaren on 18.07.2016 and 09.12.2016, showed detailed evidences of organised manipulation of some Russian samples collected during the Olympic Winter Games Sochi 2014. The reports describe how urine bottles were opened and urine was switched with clean modified urine coming from a “biobank”, and how urine density had to be adjusted to match that recorded on the doping control form (if different at the time of collection) by adding salt to the sample.

As a result of the McLaren Reports the IOC Oswald Commission started investigations in order to establish the possible liability of individual athletes and to issue any sanctions so that decisions could be taken as far in advance of the 2018 Winter Games as possible. In the context of this Commission the IOC decided that all the samples of all Russian athletes who participated in Sochi were re-analysed. The re-analysis establish whether there was doping or whether the samples themselves were manipulated.

Ivan Skobrev is a Russian Athlete competing in the Men's Skating Events at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. The IOC Disciplinary Commission has reported an anti-doping rule violation against the Athlete and considered the facts and arguments submitted by the Parties.

Therefore, pending the issue of a motivated decision, the IOC Disciplinary Commission decides on 22 December 2017 that the Athlete Ivan Skobrev:

1.) is found to have committed anti-doping rule violations pursuant to Article 2 of The International Olympic Committee Anti-Doping Rules applicable to the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, in 2014;
2.) is disqualified from the events in which he participated upon the occasion of the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, in 2014, namely:
- (i) the Men's 5000m Speed Skating Event, in which he ranked 7th and for which he was awarded a diploma;
- (ii) the Men's 1500m Speed Skating Event, in which he ranked 18th;
- (iii) the Men's Team Pursuit Speed Skating Event in which he ranked 6th and for which he was awarded a diploma;
3.) has the diplomas obtained in the above-mentioned events withdrawn and is ordered to return the same to the International Olympic Committee.
4.) The Russian Team is disqualified from the Men's Team Pursuit Speed Skating Event. The corresponding diplomas are withdrawn and shall be returned to the International Olympic Committee.
5.) The International Skating Union is requested to modify the results of the above-mentioned events accordingly and to consider any further action within its own competence.
6.) Ivan Skobrev is declared ineligible to be accredited in any capacity for all editions of the Games of the Olympiad and the Olympic Winter Games subsequent to the Sochi Olympic Winter Games.
7.) The Russian Olympic Committee shall ensure full implementation of this decision.
8.) The Russian Olympic Committee shall notably secure the return to the International Olympic Committee, as soon as possible, of the diploma awarded in connection with the Men's 5000m Speed Skating Event to the Athlete and the diplomas awarded in connection with the Men's Team Pursuit Speed Skating Event to the members of the Russian Team.
9.) This decision enters into force immediately.

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22 December 2017
Baumann, Patrick
Lindberg, Gunilla
Oswald, Denis
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Moscow, Russia: Antidoping Centre Moscow [*]
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