CAS grants a suspension of the ban imposed by the IBU on Olga Abramova

The Ukrainian biathlete Olga Abramova has been represented by Anton Sotir, counsel to Lombardi Associates, in appeal proceedings before CAS against a decision of the International Biathlon Union (IBU) imposing a one-year ban for an alleged anti-doping rule violation.

On 31 January 2017 CAS granted a stay, which temporarily suspended the ban.  Such provisional measure enabled the athlete to apply for entry to compete on 3 February 2017.  This also gave Olga Abramova the opportunity to be considered for a place in the Ukrainian national team at the IBU World Cup.  

The final CAS award should be issued in the next few weeks.