As part of a legal challenge to a sanction imposed by the Court of Arbitration for Sport Anti-Doping Tribunal (CAS ADD), a Russian biathlete has recently challenged to the validity of the CAS ADD at the Swiss Federal Supreme Court (SFT).  In an important decision for the Biathlon Integrity Unit (BIU), the SFT has confirmed the validity of the CAS ADD as a first-instance disciplinary tribunal in delegation by sports federations, and the subsequent appeal to the CAS Appeals Division (CAS).

In 2019, the International Biathlon Union delegated its disciplinary authority to the CAS ADD for the latter to act as its Disciplinary Tribunal in replacement of its own Anti-Doping Hearing Panel. 


About the Biathlon Integrity Unit:

– The Biathlon Integrity Unit (BIU) is an operationally independent Unit, which manages all doping and other integrity-related matters for the sport of Biathlon.

– The Unit’s remit includes anti-doping, the pursuit of individuals engaged in competition results manipulation, bribery, breaches of betting rules, and any other violation under the IBU Integrity Code.

– It is the BIU’s vision to ensure Biathlon is a fair, clean and trusted sport. The Unit will strive to earn the confidence, respect and support of both the Biathlon Family and wider sporting community.