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 21/07/2017

Sports Integrity Briefs – 21 July 2017

• Italy’s National Anti-Doping Tribunal (TNA) has provisionally suspended sprinter Gaetano Di Franco, after he tested positive for drostanolone at the Italian Individual Track Championships at Trieste on 2 July, reported Italy’s National Anti-Doping Agency (NADO Italia). The TNA has also sanctioned one track and field athlete and three...

News 20/07/2017

Sports Integrity Briefs – 20 July 2017

• Sports integrity body ESSA reported 53 cases of suspicious betting activity to sporting bodies during the second quarter of 2017. As has been the case with previous alerts, tennis led the way with 31 cases of suspicious betting activity, followed by football (15), basketball (5) and one case...

News 20/07/2017

IOC Ethics Board investigating Al Musallam corruption claims

The Ethics Board of the International Olympics Committee (IOC) is investigating a report from The Times, Der Spiegel and SwimVortex, which alleges that Director General of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), Husain Al Musallam, attempted to negotiate a 10% cut of prospective sponsorship deals. The allegations centre around...

SII Focus 19/07/2017

FIFA denies double standards with regards to Sudan & Russia

The international federation of football associations (FIFA) has denied that its treatment of the Sudan and Russian football associations represents double standards. Earlier this week, FIFA lifted a suspension of the Sudan FA, which it had earlier suspended due to violations of Article 14 and Article 19 of the...

News 18/07/2017

Spanish police arrest senior football executives on corruption charges

Spain’s Guardia Civil has arrested Angel María Villar Llona, President of the Spanish football association (RFEF), his son and three other executives on corruption charges. Villar Llona is also a Vice President on the FIFA Council and the UEFA Executive Committee. ‘Detainees are charged with crimes of unfair administration,...

News 17/07/2017

Sports Integrity Briefs – 17 July 2017

• Athlone Town has hit out at the Football Association of Ireland (FAI), which it has accused of charging two of its players with match-fixing based on evidence which it alleges is inconclusive. ‘The fact Athlone Town AFC itself has been exonerated, has had no charges levied against it...

News 17/07/2017

IAAF Integrity Unit provisionally suspends Frankie Fredericks

The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) has provisionally suspended Frank (‘Frankie’) Fredericks from the Council of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), while it investigates whether a US$300,000 payment was intended to corrupt the vote to appoint the host of the 2016 Olympics. The payment was made by Papa...

News 14/07/2017

Sports Integrity Briefs – 14 July 2017

• Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko said that Russia is “ready to cooperate with the world in the name of the spirit of sport and fair play” in an opening speech at MINEPS VI, which is taking place in Kazan, Russia 13-15 July. Mutko, who is Chairing MINEPS...

Features 14/07/2017

‘Kissing’ defence clears Gil Roberts: why threshold changes are needed

Gil Roberts was able to compete in the 400m at the USA Track & Field Outdoor Championships after an arbitration panel accepted his defence that an adverse analytical finding (AAF) for probenecid – a diuretic – was caused by kissing his girlfriend. On 26 June, the US Anti-Doping Agency...

News 13/07/2017

Sports Integrity Briefs – 13 July 2017

• Rio 2016 50km race walk champion Matej Tóth plans to prove that he is not guilty of doping, after the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) notified him of irregularities in his Athlete Biological Passport (ABP) last weekend. ‘The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) can confirm that Mr. Matej...

News 13/07/2017

PFAI asked to represent two Athlone Town players

The Professional Football Association of Ireland (PFAI) has been asked to represent two Athlone Town players charged with match-fixing by the Football Association of Ireland (FAI). ‘The sole basis for the charges are that there were suspicious betting patterns and a panel of three experts were of the opinion...

News 12/07/2017

Sports Integrity Briefs – 12 July 2017

• Italy’s National Anti-Doping Agency (NADO Italia) has announced that its National Anti-doping Tribunal (TNA) has sanctioned five more bodybuilders with four-year bans. Sanctions applicable to Roberto Pepe, Pietro Federici, Giuseppe Grenzi, Andrea Toscano, and Elena Gennaro will expire on 10 July 2021. • Three senior Portuguese politicians have resigned...

News 12/07/2017

Italy’s TNA instructs lab to ascertain if Jack3D contains cocaine

Italy’s National Anti-doping Tribunal (TNA) has instructed the forensic toxicology department of the CTU University of Milan to ascertain if the supplement Jack3D contains cocaine or its metabolites. The legal team defending Lyons Piacenza rugby union player Gianluca Cammi, who returned an adverse analytical finding (AAF) for a metabolite...

News 11/07/2017

Sports Integrity Briefs – 11 July 2017

• A media statement published by UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) today highlighting how public perception of the integrity of sport is affected by doping revealed that UKAD has prosecuted 194 anti-doping rule violations (ADRVs) from ‘over 58,000 tests’. That means that at its highest, UKAD has converted 0.33% of its...

News 11/07/2017

Manufacturer defends supplement that caused reprimand for athlete it sponsors

A South African manufacturer has defended a supplement, after it resulted in a three-month provisional suspension and a reprimand for an athlete it sponsors. Biogen sponsors Extreme Fighting Championship (EFC) fighter Demarte Pena, who was issued with a reprimand and a voiding of his November 16 fight against Irshaad...

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