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February 14, 2020, the court of arbitration for Sport in Lausanne (Switzerland) partially changed the decision of the RUSADA Disciplinary anti-doping Committee regarding the athlete Alexander Ivanov

17.02
2020

On February 14, 2020, the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne (Switzerland) partially changed the decision of the RUSADA Disciplinary Anti-Doping Committee (DAC) on the athlete Alexander Ivanov (race walking), accused of prohibited substances and/or methods use based on the athlete's biological passport indicators.

The athlete asked CAS to declare he did not commit an anti-doping rule violation and not to impose any sanction against him, or not to apply the IAAF Anti-Doping rules "Aggravating circumstances" article provisions in force in 2012-2013, as well as to cancel the DAC decision on results disqualification in the period from July 9, 2012 to August 17, 2014. In addition, the Athlete requested that ineligibility period starts at the last alleged violation date(August 2014).

The sole arbitrator, having considered the circumstances of the case and having heard positions of the parties, decided not to apply "Aggravating circumstances" article to the athlete and therefore, term of the sanction was 2 years since a provisional suspension, namely May 2, 2017. The rest of the DAC decision was left unchanged. All results of the athlete achieved in the period from July 9, 2012 to August 17, 2014, are subject to disqualificitation (including the silver medal of Junior World Championship 2012, gold medal of European Cup 2013, silver medals of the World Youth Championship 2013 and European Championship 2014 and the gold medal of the World Championship 2013) with all consequences, including forfeiture of all medals, points and prizes.