In addition to these cases, the case of middle distance runner Ekaterina Sharmina, who has been charged by the IAAF with violating the IAAF Rules through “use or Attempted Use by an athlete of a prohibited substance or prohibited method” following analysis of her Athlete Biological Passport (ABP), will also be handled by the CAS but this time as a first instance replacing ARAF. A further appeal before a different CAS Panel will be possible in her case.
Two further ABP cases belonging to middle distance runner Kristina Ugarova and heptathlete Tatyana Chernova have also been referred to the CAS. These cases will again be handled by the CAS as a first instance decision making authority. However, for both of these athletes, this constitutes a second antidoping rule violation as CAS already has pending arbitration procedures with them relating to separate matters, although these are suspended until the outcome of the ABP cases is known.
Finally, it is noted that the six appeals filed at the CAS by the IAAF in 2015 against the ARAF and Sergey Kirdyapkin, Sergey Bakulin, Olga Kaniskina, Valeriy Borchin and Vladimir Kanaikin are close to conclusion. The hearing in the final case of Yuliya Zaripova is being heard today. The Panel of arbitrators in charge of these matters will issue a decision for each appeal in a few days.