Andy Brown

Andy has been writing about the governance of sport for over 15 years. Prior to working on the Sports Integrity Initiative, he was the editor of World Sports Law Report for eight years. He has also worked for the Press Association and has written for numerous trade magazines. He has also created, chaired and spoken at numerous conferences on the business of sport, and produced the Sports Law Show for iSportConnect TV.

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News 17/01/2018

Mary Akor could be denied Carlsbad Marathon prize money

It is understood that the organisers of the Carlsbad Marathon are considering denying winner Mary Akor prize money due to a two year sanction imposed in 2013 after she returned an adverse analytical finding (AAF) for clenbuterol. The winner of the Marathon is due prize money of US$1,500, however...

News 17/01/2018

Whereabouts mix up denies young cyclist his debut

A mix up over whereabouts requirements forced the Lotto Soudal cycling team to withdraw Belgian cyclist Bjorg Lambrecht from the Tour Down Under, 13-21 January, where he was due to make his professional debut. The International Cycling Union (UCI) argued that by not informing the Cycling Anti-Doping Foundation (CADF)...

News 16/01/2018

Sports Integrity Briefs – 16 January 2018

• The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) said it would provide an update on the Russian Paralympic Committee’s (RPC) suspension on 29 January. A press conference will be held in Bonn, Germany, as to whether the RPC has met the criteria required for it to be reinstated in time for...

News 16/01/2018

Bin Hammam admits corrupt payment flowed through his accounts

Former FIFA Executive Committee member Mohammed bin Hammam has admitted that a €6.7 million corrupt payment in connection to the awarding of the 2006 FIFA World Cup to Germany was put through his accounts. “The €6.7 million flowed into my account, yes”, he told ZDF. “But I would like...

News 16/01/2018

Dismissed South Africans dispute SASCOC charges

Three former officials dismissed by the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) have published an Open Letter disputing the reasons for their dismissal, and have alleged corruption at SASCOC. On 9 January, SASCOC dismissed its CEO Tubby Reddy, Chief Financial Officer Vinesh Maharaj, and staff member Jean...

News 15/01/2018

Monitoring systems support FIFA decision to ban referee for match-fixing

Evidence from five different betting monitoring companies supported FIFA’s to ban Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey for life for match-fixing last year, a judgment published by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has revealed. In September 2017, FIFA received confirmation that the CAS had rejected Lamptey’s appeal against his...

News 12/01/2018

Italy’s NADO sanctions three athletes for anti-doping rule violations

Italy’s national anti-doping agency (NADO Italia) has sanctioned two athletes with a four year ban, and one athlete with a two year ban. In addition, NADO Italia also announced the provisional suspension of two athletes for adverse analytical findings (AAFs – positive tests). Cyclist Anna Grazia Martena has been...

Features 12/01/2018

Hackers register spoof domains ahead of PyeongChang 2018

Hackers have registered spoofed domains mimicking those of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) and the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), ThreatConnect has discovered. ‘These suspicious domains have consistencies with other previously identified Fancy Bear infrastructure and raise the question of a broader campaign against...

News 11/01/2018

Sports Integrity Briefs – 11 January 2018

• Italy’s national anti-doping tribunal (TNA) has provisionally suspended boxer Marika Caccavale after she returned an adverse analytical finding (AAF) for furosemide. Caccavale tested positive at the Campionati Assoluti Elite Maschili e Femminili 2017 on 7 December, read a statement from Italy’s national anti-doping agency (NADO Italia). • Austrian...

News 11/01/2018

UK Sport considers funding cuts for NGBs who lack independence in investigations

UK Sport is considering an option for it to refuse funding to National Governing Bodies (NGBs) who do not have the required level of independence in investigations, disciplinary panels and appeals in circumstances such as bullying and serious misconduct allegations. UK Sport said that a consultation with NGBs on...

Opinion 10/01/2018

Fancy Bears latest hack appears to be an own goal

Hacking group Fancy Bears appears to have scored an own goal. The way in which it has publicised its latest hack into emails between the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) appears to reveal more about the political motives behind the organisation than it does...

News 10/01/2018

Four New Zealand rugby players sanctioned for doping

Four New Zealand rugby union players were sanctioned for doping at the end of last year, decisions published by New Zealand Rugby have revealed. The players all bought prohibited substances from the Clenbuterol NZ website, the owner of which was jailed last year. A Drug Free Sport New Zealand...

News 10/01/2018

Sports Integrity Briefs – 10 January 2018

• Anti-Doping Switzerland has halved a four year ban issued to an amateur athlete for doping, after he helped the organisation catch and convict another athlete for doping. ‘According to the Disciplinary Chamber for Doping Cases, the statement of a key witness is one of the few, rare opportunities...

News 10/01/2018

Golfer suspended after discovering supplement contains DHEA

The PGA Tour has suspended Brad Fritsch for three months, after the golfer reported that a supplement he had been using contained a banned substance. Fritsch said that he had been using BioSom as part of a weight loss programme, and later discovered that it contained Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), an...

News 10/01/2018

Eight racehorse trainers charged with breaching rules of racing

Eight horse trainers have been charged with various breaches of the Australian Rules of Racing, following an investigation by Racing Victoria into the raceday treatment of Lovani, which grew to encompass over 100 instances of alleged doping of horses stretching back seven years. In total, 271 charges have been...

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