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PROTECTION OF THE RIGHTS OF ATHLETES IN DOPING CASES: PROCEDURAL ASPECT

THE FUTURE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE


A.V. CHEBOTAREV

A.V. CHEBOTAREV,
Associate Professor of the Department of General and Interdisciplinary Disciplines,
National Research University Higher School of Economics, Attorney

DOI: 10.24031/2226-0781-2019-9-6-208-227

The problem of the use of doping in sport for the Russian Federation has recently become
particularly acute. Dozens of disqualified famous athletes revoke of Russian sports federations’
credentials, a ban on performance under the national flag for Russians at the Olympic
Games – this is an incomplete list of negative consequences for domestic sports. These facts
caused the athletes to be held liable for anti-doping rule violation. However, the proceedings
in this category of cases revealed a number of serious conflicts in the anti-doping legal norms
and the norms of the Russian procedural legislation, which can often play a negative role for
athletes, both in the procedure of proof and in determining sanctions. One of the problems in
applying the norms of anti-doping rules is the difference in determining the standards of proof
of violation and guilt of an athlete in the use of prohibited substances established in the World
Anti-Doping Code and procedural legislation of Russia, which is important when restoring an
illegally dismissed athlete. Particular attention is paid to the procedure for appealing against
decisions of anti-doping organizations on the punishment of an athlete and the difference
in legal norms governing the entry into force of these acts in Russian legislation and global
anti-doping rules. The article discusses the legality of referring disputes involving Russian
athletes exclusively to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Switzerland. Not unimportant
is the procedure for the execution of decisions of the said arbitration body in the territory of
the Russian Federation. In the course of the study of the identified gaps in the Russian legislation,
ways to address them are proposed, which seems relevant for Russia.

Keywords: anti-doping rules; World Anti-Doping Code; Civil Procedure Code; athlete’s
ineligibility; doping; athlete; Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

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Information about the author

A.V. Chebotarev (Moscow, Russia) – Associate Professor of the Department of
General and Interdisciplinary Disciplines, National Research University Higher School
of Economics, Attorney (17, Bldg. 2 Belovezhskaia St., Moscow, 121353, Russia; e-mail:
advokat-avh461@yandex.ru).

Recommended citation

Chebotarev A.V. Zashchita prav sportsmenov v delakh o dopinge: protsessual’nyi aspekt
[Protection of the Rights of Athletes in Doping Cases: Procedural Aspect]. Vestnik grazhdanskogo
protsessa – Herald of Civil Procedure, 2019, vol. 9, no. 6, pp. 208–227. (In
Russ.) https://doi.org/10.24031/2226-0781-2019-9-6-208-227

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