Lausanne / Switzerland

Within the context of the hearing of the (Oswald) Disciplinary Commission of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Skating Union (ISU) has received the verdicts of the IOC Disciplinary Commission for the following Russian Speed Skaters:


Olga Fatkulina                         decision of November 24, 2017 
Aleksander Rumyantsev         decision of November 24, 2017 
Ivan Skobrev                           decision of December 22, 2017 
Artem Kuznetcov                    decision of December 22, 2017 


The IOC decided to sanction the above-mentioned Russian Speed Skaters for anti-doping rule violations during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. 

On December 22, the ISU has received the motivated IOC Disciplinary Commission decision relating to the Aleksander Rumyantsev case. The motivated decisions for the other 3 Russian Speed Skaters' cases remain pending at time of issuing this statement but are expected to be received shortly. 

All detailed information related to the above-mentioned decisions can be found under 

The ISU is currently reviewing the motivated decision relating to Aleksander Rumyantsev in order to determine any follow-up action. Depending on the timing of receipt of the motivated IOC Disciplinary Commission decisions for the other 3 Skaters, Olga Fatkulina, Ivan Skobrev and Artem Kuznetcov, and mindful of the ongoing Speed Skating season, the ISU intends to decide upon such follow-up action as soon as possible and at the same time for all 4 cases.

A further statement will be issued by the ISU once further information is available. 

The ISU statements  on IOC sanctions on Russian Speed Skaters dated December 9, December 6 and November 24, 2017 is also available.