Alex Schwazer filed a statement of appeal and request for provisional measures with the CAS on
14 July 2016 challenging the IAAF’s decision to impose a provisional suspension on him. Following the decision rejecting the request for provisional measures, the parties, at the suggestion of CAS, agreed to an expedited arbitration procedure with a hearing, in presence of the athlete, in Rio de Janeiro on 8 August 2016 in order that a final decision on the merits of the case be issued prior to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The IAAF, the Italian National Anti-doping Organization (NADO Italia), FIDAL and the World Anti-doping Agency (WADA) were the Respondents in this arbitration procedure.
The full award with the grounds will be issued within the next days.