Ms Shobukhova was charged by the IAAF for an anti-doping rule violation on the basis of abnormalities in her blood profile compiled in the course of the IAAF Athlete Biological Passport programme. This charge resulted in her receiving a sanction of 3 years and 2 months for a first violation.
Like WADA, the IAAF is unable to comment on any details of the case.
The assistance that can be provided by athletes and support personnel in uncovering anti-doping rule violations is vital for the IAAF. The IAAF encourages all athletes and other persons who have information that may assist in protecting clean athletes to provide this information to the IAAF or WADA.