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 25/03/2017

WADA fails to update Prohibited Association List to include Russians

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has failed to update its Prohibited Association List to include the names of a number of key Russian officials implicated in its investigations into Russian doping, which may make it difficult for sanctions to be levied against sporting bodies that associate with them, which...

News 22/03/2017

Sports Integrity Briefs – 22 March 2017

• The Australian Senate has approved a number of amendments to the Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill 2016, which if approved by the House of Representatives at its scheduled third reading, would conclusively ban in-play betting on sport. The Interactive Gambling Act of 2001 prohibits ‘interactive’ gambling services from being...

News 22/03/2017

European Athletics President urges Fredericks to step aside from IAAF Council

Seven Arne Hansen, President of European Athletics, has called for Frankie Fredericks to step aside from his position as a Council member of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), until French judicial authorities conclude their investigation into him. ‘In my personal opinion, any individual who finds themselves under...

News 20/03/2017

Sports Integrity Briefs – 20 March 2017

• The Anti-Doping Agency of Serbia (ADAS) collected 93 urine samples and 40 blood samples at the European Indoor Athletics Championships in Belgrade, it announced in a statement. ADAS has also adopted a new list of banned substances for equestrian events and new therapeutic use exemption guidelines, it said...

News 20/03/2017

Whistleblower Dmitriev forced to flee Russia

Andrey Dmitriev, the Russian whistleblower who secretly filmed banned coaches training elite Russian athletes in January this year, has been forced to flee Russia against his will. Dmitriev said that following the release of the documentary, he had been fired by two training centres in his home town, and...

News 20/03/2017

Pakistan Cricket Board suspends fifth cricketer

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has provisionally suspended Shahzaib Hasan, alleging that the Karachi Kings cricketer has violated Articles 2.1.4, 2.4.4 and 2.4.5 of its Anti-Corruption Code. The offences relate to ‘fixing or contriving in any way or otherwise influencing improperly’ a domestic cricket match, and failing to disclose a...

Features 17/03/2017

Weathering the storm – interview with Papa Massata Diack

For a man wanted by Interpol, Papa Massata Diack is remarkably calm. Our talk is punctuated by laughter at some of the allegations that the sporting world has made against him, allegations that he argues have no merit whatsoever. It is his view that his family have been made...

News 17/03/2017

Sports Integrity Briefs – 17 March 2017

• The Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) conducted no in competition (IC) tests at all in the third quarter of the fiscal year, which ran from October to December, according to figures published on its internet site. JADCO conducted 427 tests on athletes from April to December last year, encompassing 39...

News 17/03/2017

Belgian Olympic Committee clears Van Landeghem of doping – 29 years later

The Belgian Olympic Committee (COIB) has cleared Ria Van Landeghem of doping – 29 years after she was found to have committed an anti-doping rule violation (ADRV) following a positive test for an anabolic steroid at the Seoul 1988 Olympics. Reanalysis of Van Landeghem’s case found that her B...

News 16/03/2017

CAF votes Issa Hayatou out as competition charges progress

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has voted to replace its President Issa Hayatou, the FIFA Senior Vice President who has led the African confederation for the past 29 years, with Madagascan Ahmad Ahmad. The vote follows a decision by the Egyptian Competition Authority (ECA) to press ahead with...

News 15/03/2017

Team Sky states why fluimucil had to be flown to France for Wiggins

In written evidence submitted to the Culture, Media and Sport (CMS) Committee of the UK Parliament, Team Sky has stated why fluimucil had to be flown out to Sir Bradley Wiggins after the 2011 Critérium du Dauphiné, despite the anti-mucus drug being available in France. However, as Team Sky’s...

News 14/03/2017

Concerns grow about effect of WADA’s Graded Sanctioning System on ADOs

The World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) new Graded Sanctioning System for World Anti-Doping Code signatories will apply to all instances of non-compliance, confirmed Jonathan Taylor, head of WADA’s Compliance Review Committee (CRC) at the WADA Symposium in Lausanne this week. This means that anti-doping organisations (ADOs) could face sanctions for...

SII Focus 13/03/2017

Reforms take centre stage at WADA Symposium

The process of reforming the world’s anti-doping system took centre stage at the 13th edition of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Symposium today in Lausanne. Russian Minister of Sport Pavel Kolobkov outlined Russia’s expected path to reform; WADA outlined its ‘graded sanctioning system’ that will punish anti-doping organisations in...

News 11/03/2017

London 2017 denies cheaper testing will result in poorer anti-doping

London 2017 has said that it “strongly refutes” the suggestion that choosing a cheaper partner to conduct anti-doping testing and analysis will result in poorer anti-doping services at the London 2017 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships, 5-13 August. German company Professional Worldwide Controls (PWC) was chosen over...

News 11/03/2017

FIS seeks to extend 13-month ban for use of lip cream

The International Ski Federation (FIS) is seeking to have a 13-month ban issued to Therese Johaug for use of lip cream to treat blisters caused by sunburn ‘reasonably extended’ in an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). As Johaug’s ban is scheduled to expire on 17...

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