ISU Statement

- Lausanne, Switzerland

On March 8, 2016 the ISU confirmed that based on an A Sample Adverse Analytical Finding (AAF) for a Prohibited Substance that is not a Specified Substance and in accordance with article 7.9.1 of the ISU Anti-Doping Rules, the Russian Ice Dancer, Ms. Ekaterina Bobrova, has provisionally been suspended.

On March 9, 2016 the ISU confirmed that there existed other A-Sample Adverse Analytical Findings for certain skaters. However, the concerned individuals have requested the analysis of their B-Samples. The B-Samples have confirmed the A-Sample Adverse Analytical Findings for the following skaters which have provisionally been suspended:

Semen Elistratov (RUS) Short Track Speed Skating
Ekaterina Konstantinova (RUS) Short Track Speed Skating
Pavel Kulizhnikov (RUS) Speed Skating

The ISU will strictly follow the ISU Anti-Doping Rules and will not make any further comments until a final conclusion is reached.