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.

The media currently report widely on a number of other anti-doping cases in several sports. The ISU confirms that there exist other A-Sample Adverse Analytical Findings for certain skaters. However, the concerned individuals have requested the analysis of their B-Samples. Therefore the ISU will undertake public disclosure of those cases only if the respective B-Samples should be confirmed positive