CAS 2019_A_6254 Alexander Ivanov vs RUSADA
February 14, 2020
Mr. Aleksandr Ivanov is a Russian Athlete competing at the 2012 IAAF Junior World Championships. Previously he served a 2 year period of ineligibility from May 2017 until May 2019 for an ABP violation including disqualification of his results from 9 July 2012 until 17 August 2014.
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 May 2022 the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) of World Athletics reported a new anti-doping rule violation against the Athlete Aleksandr Ivanov for the use of the prohibited substances Androstatrienedione and 6-oxo in May 2012.
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 violation and the sanction rendered by the AIU.
The AIU considers that the Athlete had already served a 2 year period of ineligibility until May 2019, including disqualification of his results until 17 August 2014. Under the Rules the AIU concludes that the 2012 violation shall be considered as a single first violation together with the previous violation committed.
Further the AIU holds that the Athlete's 2012 violations can be subject to a more severe sanction. Consequently due to aggravating circumstances an additional period of ineligibility of 2 years can be imposed on the Athlete for the 2012 anti-doping rule violations including disqualifation of all his results.
Therefore the AIU decides on 11 July 2022 to impose a 2 year period of ineligibility on the Athlete, starting on the date of the Decision. All the Athlete's results from 6 May 2012 onwards are disqualified with all of the resulting consequences, including forfeiture of any medals, titles, points, prize money and prizes.