The Biathlon Integrity Unit (BIU) welcomes the recent decision of the Anti-Doping Division of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS ADD), which determined that Mr Timofey Lapshin committed an anti-doping rule violation (ADRV) through his use of a prohibited substance and/or method on 21 December 2013, in breach of Article 2.2 of the 2012 IBU ADR. 

In its Award, the CAS ADD, which serves as the Disciplinary Tribunal under the new IBU Constitution,  decided that Mr Lapshin is to serve a twelve (12) month period of ineligibility, with credit given for the period of provisional suspension served since 23 September 2020. 

This procedure follows an investigation into information obtained by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) into the Moscow Laboratory’s Information Management System database.  In 2019, the World Anti-Doping Agency were provided with information, which identified that Mr Lapshin had used a prohibited substance, during a 10km sprint at the Izhevsk Rifle event in Russia.

All competitive results obtained by Mr Timofey Lapshin at the 10km sprint in Izhevsk on 21 December 2013 are disqualified with all resulting consequences (including forfeiture of medals, points and prizes). 

The BIU stated, “In our pursuit of clean Biathlon, we will ensure that all potential violations are thoroughly investigated.   Those responsible for compromising the integrity of our sport will be brought to justice”.  

The CAS ADD decision may be appealed by both parties involved to the CAS Appeals Arbitration Division within 21 days from receipt of the final decision.