CAS Terminates Russia Olympic Bobsled Case
Lausanne, 12 October 2018 – The Anti-Doping Division (ADD) of the Court of Arbitration for Sport
(CAS) that was created for the PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games has taken note of the Settlement
Agreement concluded between the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF) and the
Russian bobsleigh athlete Nadezhda Sergeeva in relation to the athlete’s positive out-of-competition
test for Trimetazidine, a non-specified substance (Metabolic Modulator prohibited under S18.104.22.168 of
the 2018 WADA Prohibited List), on 18 February 2018.
The CAS ADD notes the parties’ agreement that the source of the Prohibited Substance was the
ingestion of a contaminated product; that an anti-doping rule violation occurred, and that the sanction
agreed between the parties is of eight (8) months’ ineligibility commencing on the date of sample
collection (18 February 2018) and, in light of the lifting of the provisional suspension on 5 October
2018, ending at midnight on 22 October 2018.
Following the parties’ agreement and the withdrawal of the IBSF’s application to the CAS ADD, the
CAS ADD procedure has been terminated.
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