UKAD 2021 UKAD vs Rangi Chase

14 Feb 2022

In October 2021 the United Kingdom Anti-Doping (UKAD) has reported an anti-doping rule violation against the New Zealand rugby player Rangi Chase after his sample tested positive for the prohibited substance Cocaine.

After notification the Athlete admitted the violation, waived his right for a hearing, accepted a provisional suspension and the sanction proposed by UKAD. The Athlete acknowledged that he had used the substance out-of-competition and unrelated to sports performance prior to the match (within a private social setting).

UKAD accepts that the Athlete’s violation was not intentional and considers that he had completed an approved Substance of Abuse treatment programme, which allowed his ban to be reduced to one month.

Therefore UKAD decides on 14 January 2021 to impose a 1 month period of ineligibility on the Athlete, which he has already served.

FINA 2021 FINA vs Artem Lobuzov

11 Feb 2022

Mr. Artem Lobuzov is a Russian swimmer, affiliated with the Russian Swimming Federation until he retired in April 2019.

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.

In May 2021 the International Swimming Federation (FINA) opened an investigation into the Athlete after WADA had provided evidence that the Athlete had committed anti-doping rule violations in 2014.

Hereafter in August 2021 FINA reported an anti-doping rule violation against the Athlete for the use of the prohibited substances Trenbolone, Metenolone and Oxandrolone in 2014. Also FINA reported that the Athlete was involved in the substitution of his urine samples by the Moscow Laboratory.

After notification a provisional suspension was ordered. In August 2021 the Athlete denied the charges and then he failed to respond to any of the FINA communications.

FINA contended that in November 2013 the Athlete's samples tested positive for the prohibited substances while he was part of a sophisticated doping scheme. He also provided 15 clean urine samples enabling the Moscow Laboratory to substitute and/or mix the urine sample he was providing during normal doping control tests.

The Moscow Laboratory did not report an Adverse Analytical Finding, instead the samples was falsely recorded as 'negative' in ADAMS by the Moscow Laboratory following the issuance of a "Save" directive.

In view of the WADA evidence the FINA Doping Panel finds that had been established that the Athlete had used the substances Metenolone, Oxandrolone  and Trenbolone in 2014. Further the Panel finds that had been demonstrated that the Athlete had used the prohibited method of urine substitution.

De Panel considers that there are aggravating circumstances in this case and deems that the Athlete failed to provide any explanations, nor grounds for a reduced sanction.

Therefore the FINA Doping Panel decides on 11 February 2022 to impose a 4 year period of ineligibility on the Athlete, starting on the date of the provisional suspension, i.e. on 25 August 2021. Further the Athlete's competitive results shall be disqualified from 27 July 2014.

FINA 2021 FINA vs Artem Podyakov

11 Feb 2022

Mr. Artem Podyakov is a Russian Open Water swimmer, affiliated with the Russian Swimming Federation until he retired in February 2016.

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.

In April 2021 the International Swimming Federation (FINA) opened an investigation into the Athlete after WADA had provided evidence that the Athlete had committed an anti-doping rule violation in 2013.

Hereafter in August 2021 FINA reported an anti-doping rule violation against the Athlete for the use of the prohibited substance Acetazolamide in 2013. After notification a provisional suspension was ordered. In September 2021 the Athlete denied the charges and then he failed to respond to any of the FINA communications.

FINA contended that in November 2013 the Athlete's sample tested positive for the prohibited substance Acetazolamide while he was part of a sophisticated doping scheme. The Moscow Laboratory did not report an Adverse Analytical Finding, instead the sample was falsely recorded as 'negative' in ADAMS by the Moscow Laboratory following the issuance of a "Save" directive.

In view of the WADA evidence the FINA Doping Panel finds that had been established that the Athlete had used the substance Acetazolamide in 2013. De Panel considers that there are aggravating circumstances in this case and deems that the Athlete failed to provide any explanations, nor grounds for a reduced sanction.

Therefore the FINA Doping Panel decides on 11 February 2022 to impose a 4 year period of ineligibility on the Athlete, starting on the date of the provisional suspension, i.e. on 25 August 2021. Further the Athlete's competitive results shall be disqualified from 23 November 2013.

World Athletics 2021 WA vs Aziz Lahbabi

11 Feb 2022

In January 2022 the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) of World Athletics reported an anti-doping rule violation against the Moroccan Athlete Aziz Lahbabi after an AIU Expert Panel concluded unanimously in July 2021 in their Joint Expert Opinion that the Athlete’s hematological profile “highly likely” showed that he used a prohibited substance or a prohibited method: the use of EPO or Blood doping. 

This conclusion of the AIU Expert Panel was based on assessment of blood samples, collected in the period from 11 August 2013 until 15 May 2021 reported in the Athlete’s Biological Passport (ABP). 

After notification the Athlete submitted an explanation with documentation for the abnormal values in his ABP. However after consideration the Expert Panel rejected the Athlete’s explanations in their 2nd Joint Expert Opinion in September 2021.

After notification the Athlete gave a prompt admission, waived his right for a hearing, accepted a provisional suspension and the sanction proposed by the AIU.

The AIU deems that the anomalies in the Athlete's ABP were caused by blood doping and that he failed to demonstrate that the violation was not intentional. Further the AIU considers that he gave an early admission and acceptance of sanction.

Therefore the AIU decides on 11 February 2022 to impose a 3 year period of ineligibility on the Athlete, starting on the date of the provisional suspension, i.e. on 23 December 2021.

World Athletics 2021 WA vs Paul Kipchuma Lonyangata

11 Feb 2022

In October 2021 the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) of World Athletics has reported an anti-doping rule violation against the Kenyan Athlete Paul Kipchuma Lonyangata after his sample tested positive for the prohibited substance Furosemide.

After notification the Athlete gave a prompt admission, waived his right for a hearing, accepted a provisional suspension and the sanction proposed by the AIU.

Therefore the AIU decides on 11 February 2022 to impose a 19 month period of ineligibility on the Athlete, starting on the date of the admission, i.e. on 26 October 2021.

ADC Annual Report 2021 (Bulgaria)

10 Feb 2022

2021 Annual Statistical Report On Doping Control / Bulgarian Anti-Doping Centre (ADC). - Sofia : ADC, 2022

World Athletics 2021 WA vs Fernanda Martins (2)

10 Feb 2022

Related case:

World Athletics 2021 WA vs Fernanda Martins (1)
August 4, 2021

On 4 August 2021 the World Athletics Disciplinary Tribunal decided to impose a 2 month period of ineligibility on the Brazilian Athlete Fernanda Martins after she tested positive for the prohibited substance Enobosarm (Ostarine).

The Sole Arbitrator concluded that the violation was not intentional due to a contaminated supplement and that there was no evidence that the Athlete acted reckless. The Arbitrator deemed that the Athlete's Fault is at the lowest end of the permissible range and that she cannot be faulted simply for using a compounding pharmacy.

Hereafter in September 2021 the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) for World Athletics appealed this Decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). Yet the AIU, the Athlete and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) subsequently entered into a Case Resolution Agreement. The Athlete acknowleged that she committed an anti-doping rule violation and accepted the  sanction proposed by the AIU.

Therefore World Athletics decides on 10 February 2022 to impose a sanction of 9 months and 16 days on the Athlete, starting on the date of the provisional suspension, i.e. on 1 August 2021.

World Athletics 2022 WA vs Edward Kibet Kiprop

8 Feb 2022

In January 2022 the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) of World Athletics reported an anti-doping rule violation against the Kenyan Athlete Edward Kibet Kiprop after his sample tested positive for the prohibited substances 19-norandrosterone and 19-noretiocholanolone (Nandrolone).

After notification the Athlete gave a prompt admission, waived his right for a hearing, accepted a provisional suspension and the sanction proposed by the AIU.

The Athlete admitted the puchase and administration intramuscularly of Deca-Durabolin (Nandrolone) as treatment for his persisten pain en injury.

The AIU deems that the Athlete failed to demonstrate that the violation was not intentional and considers that he gave an early admission and acceptance of sanction.

Therefore the AIU decides on 8 February 2022 to impose a 3 year period of ineligibility on the Athlete, starting on the date of the provisional suspension, i.e. on 7 February 2022.

iNADO Update #2022-02

7 Feb 2022

iNADO Update (2022) 02 (7 February)
Institute of National Anti-Doping Organisations (iNADO)



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World Athletics 2021 WA vs Anna Ramona Papaioannou

4 Feb 2022

In January 2022 the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) of World Athletics reported an anti-doping rule violation against the Cyprian Athlete Anna Ramona Papaioannou after her sample tested positive for the prohibited substance Testosterone.

After notification the Athlete gave a prompt admission, waived her right for a hearing, accepted a provisional suspension and the sanction proposed by the AIU.

The Athlete denied the intentional use of the substance and explained that she had not participated in Athletics for 2 years due to an injury whereas in summer 2021 she attempted to make a comeback to the sport.

She acknowledged that she failed to mention a number of supplements on the Doping Control Form and believed that one or more of these supplements had caused the positive test for the prohibited substance.

The AIU deems that the Athlete failed to demonstrate that the violation was not intentional and considers that she gave an early admission and acceptance of sanction.

Therefore the AIU decides on 4 February 2022 to impose a 3 year period of ineligibility on the Athlete, starting on the date of the provisional suspension, i.e. on 13 January 2022.

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