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 25/04/2017

Sports Integrity Briefs – 25 April 2017

• Chung Mong-joon has filed an appeal against a five-year ban imposed by FIFA at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). Mong-Join (pictured) is a former President of the Korean Football Association and a FIFA honorary Vice President who was initially banned for six years following an investigation...

Features 25/04/2017

Shahzaib Hasan formally charged with breaching PCB corruption code

Shahzaib Hasan (pictured, centre) has become the fifth cricketer to be charged with breaches of the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) Anti-Corruption Code. In a statement, the PCB said that Hasan would have until 18 May to respond to charges that he had breached Articles 2.1.4; 2.4.4; and 2.4.5 of...

Features 25/04/2017

Rodchenkov’s development of turinabol test raises further questions

Dr. Grigory Rodchenkov, Director of the Moscow and Sochi 2014 anti-doping laboratories, developed the science behind the test for turinabol (dehydrochloromethyltestosterone) used by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to retest samples given at the Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Olympics. Through its retesting programme, that test has been used...

News 21/04/2017

Russia stands to lose medals after sanctioning five for ADRVs

The Russian athletics federation (RusAF) has sanctioned five athletes with two-year bans, after the retesting of samples revealed positive tests for dehydrochlormethyltestosterone, an anabolic androgenic steroid. Anna Bulgakova (hammer throw) will be disqualified from 29 March 2017 to 28 March 2019; Antonina Krivoshapka (sprint) from 7 September 2016 to...

News 21/04/2017

Sports Integrity Briefs – 21 April 2017

• The Italian football association (FIGC) has sanctioned two clubs and three players for their involvement in fixing two Serie B games between US Avellino 1912 and Modena FC on 17 and 25 May 2014. Former Avellino captain Francesco Millesi was sanctioned with a five-year ban and a €50,000...

News 14/04/2017

Six ‘milestones’ regarding RusAF’s reinstatement remain outstanding

Six ‘milestones’ set by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) in order for Russia’s athletes to return to international competition have not been met by the Russian Athletics Federation (RusAF), outlined an IAAF Taskforce Report (PDF below) published at the IAAF Council meeting yesterday. The ‘milestones’ were set by the...

News 13/04/2017

IAAF Council confirms composition of Athletics Integrity Unit Board

At its Council meeting in London, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) confirmed the composition of the board of the independent Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU), which began operation on 3 April. Two of the current five board members already work for the IAAF. The IAAF has already announced...

Features 12/04/2017

WADA’s addition of Russians to Prohibited Association List further highlights its failures

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) updated its Prohibited Association List on 10 April to include Dr. Sergei Portugalov, Vladimir Kazarin, Alex Melnikov and Vladimir Mokhnev, 17 months after such action was recommended by the first WADA Independent Commission (IC) Report in November 2015. The List was updated after The...

News 12/04/2017

Sports Integrity Briefs – 12 April 2017

• The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has been in contact with the Ukrainian athletics federation (UAF), after it appeared to offer a one-month amnesty to athletes who confess to doping, reports the Associated Press. The statements were initially made on the UAF’s internet site, but have since...

News 11/04/2017

IPC praised, but Paralympic anti-doping hit by organisational failures

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has been praised for the organisation of the Rio 2016 Paralympic anti-doping programme, however its success was hampered by some of the organisational failures that dogged anti-doping at the Rio 2016 Olympics. “The anti-doping program, which was implemented and overseen by the IPC, was...

Features 11/04/2017

Statute of limitations prevents further analysis of Beijing 2008 samples for clenbuterol

The International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Statute of Limitations will prevent any further analysis from being carried out on samples taken at the Beijing 2008 Olympics to ascertain if low levels of clenbuterol were caused by food contamination or doping. On 2 April, an ARD investigation revealed that the IOC...

News 10/04/2017

Sports Integrity Briefs – 10 April 2017

• The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball has confirmed that six Minor League players have been suspended for violations of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. ‘San Francisco Giants Minor League right-handed pitcher Jose Dominguez has received a 142-game suspension without pay after testing positive for...

News 10/04/2017

Banned Russians not added to WADA’s Prohibited Association List

Questions remain as to why the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has not added a number of Russian officials to its Prohibited Association List, after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) issued life bans to Vladimir Kazarin and Alexy Melnikov. One of the key recommendations of the first WADA...

News 10/04/2017

IAAF confirms Jemima Sumgong’s adverse analytical finding for EPO

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has confirmed that Rio 2016 Olympic and London Marathon champion Jemima Sumgong has been provisionally suspended after a February out-of-competition test returned an adverse analytical finding (AAF) for erythropoietin (EPO). The Kenyan’s provisional suspension means that she will not be able to...

News 07/04/2017

Sports Integrity Briefs – 7 April 2017

• The Autoridade Brasileira de Controle de Dopagem (ABCD) has sanctioned six bodybuilders with four-year bans, after they returned adverse analytical findings (AAFs) for various substances. The bans were included on an updated list of sanctions issued by the authority as of 30 March 2017. • The Spanish football association...

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