On 13 May 2016 IWF imposed a four-year period of ineligibility on the athlete, and his results at the 2015 IWF World Championships were cancelled, further to an anti-doping rule infraction (positive anti-doping test for ipamorelin, a growth hormone releasing peptide).
Alexei Lovchev filed an appeal at the CAS on 1 June 2016 seeking to obtain an annulment of the IWF decision.
The Panel of CAS arbitrators appointed to decide the matter held a hearing at the CAS Court Office on 6 July 2016 and has notified its decision to the parties today.