A v. International Athletics Federation (doping) – Interpretation of Art. 38.3 IAAF Rules

In this Swiss Federal Tribunal Judgment, the Tribunal interpreted Article 38 of the IAAF Competition Rules and considered that in case of suspension of a national federation by the IAAF, the latter may bring a claim against an athlete directly to the CAS since it can be inferred that the national federation would not be in a position to complete its obligations and adjudicate the dispute within reasonable time.