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News 09/12/2018

Diego Matos provisionally suspended from tennis by independent Anti-Corruption Hearing Officer

Brazilian tennis player Diego Matos has been provisionally suspended from professional tennis by independent Anti-Corruption Hearing Officer Prof Richard H McLaren. The suspension relates to an investigation by the Tennis Integrity Unit into alleged breaches of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program and applies with immediate effect. This means that Mr Matos...

News 08/12/2018

Communique of the 7th Olympic Summit

• At the invitation of the International Olympic Committee, the leading representatives of the Olympic Movement met in Lausanne today for the 7th Olympic Summit. The Olympic Summit involves the leading representatives of the Olympic Movement. It forms part of the ongoing dialogue and consultation on important issues and...

06/12/2018

IOC strongly supports International Partnership Against Corruption in Sport (IPACS)

• The International Olympic Committee (IOC), other international sports organisations, more than 100 Ministers and experts from around the world met in London (UK) today to reaffirm their global commitments to tackling corruption in sport. Delegates at the International Partnership Against Corruption in Sport (IPACS) meeting addressed specific challenges,...

04/12/2018

IAAF Council makes key decisions in Monaco

Today in Monaco, the IAAF Council has made key decisions on the venue of the 2023 World Athletics Championships, the status of the Russian Federation and presented a new marketing opportunity for Member Federations. Budapest to host 2023 World Championships The Hungarian capital Budapest has been awarded the IAAF...

04/12/2018

The CAS ADD imposes a four-year period of ineligibility on curler Aleksandr Krushelnickii

The Anti-Doping Division (ADD) of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) created for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games has issued its Final Award on Sanctions in the procedure between curler Aleksandr Krushelnickii (Olympic Athletes from Russia/OAR, mixed doubles curling) and the World Curling Federation (WCF). A four-year...

04/12/2018

International survey highlights player concerns

Following our men’s sevens and women’s surveys earlier in 2018, the third report of the year was carried out among men’s international 15s players. Featuring every Rugby World Cup 2019 qualified team along with four emerging nations – Germany, Kenya, Hong Kong and Romania – more than 350 players responded...

29/11/2018

WADA publishes Independent Observer Team report from 2018 Commonwealth Games

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has published its Independent Observer (IO) Team’s report regarding the anti-doping program at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, held in Queensland, Australia, between 4 and 15 April 2018. As it has done at a number of major events since 2000 – and as has...

29/11/2018

Statement: player health in Cyprus

• The following is a FIFPro statement about the health of professional football players in Cyprus. FIFPro is calling for an urgent inquiry into medical treatment administered to players under the care of at least four first-division football clubs in Cyprus. FIFPro understands players at these clubs have had unidentified...

28/11/2018

WADA meets with Russian authorities regarding Moscow Laboratory access

Representatives of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) held meetings with the Russian authorities in Moscow yesterday and today, regarding Moscow Laboratory access, which the Agency expects will pave the way for a full technical mission mid-December. The three-person delegation, which met with officials in Moscow and visited the Laboratory, will...

27/11/2018

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Athlete Paulo Miyao Accepts Additional Sanction for Violating Period of Ineligibility

USADA announced today that Paulo Miyao, of New York, N.Y., an athlete in the sport of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, has accepted an additional three-month sanction and had his results disqualified for competing while ineligible. Miyao, 27, initially accepted a two-year period of ineligibility and loss of results in May 2017 after...

27/11/2018

AFC EXCO underlines support for Palestine Football Association

Muscat: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Executive Committee today pledged their support to the Palestine Football Association (PFA) after recent interference in their football jurisdiction by Israeli military forces and proposed the urgent set-up of a task force to address the situation. At the meeting in Muscat, the capital...

27/11/2018

Prohibited substance cases under FEI anti-doping rules

The FEI has announced three adverse analytical findings (AAF) involving Prohibited Substances in one human and two equine cases. The equine cases involve *Banned Substances under the FEI’s Equine Anti-Doping and Controlled Medication Regulations (EADCMRs). The athletes have been provisionally suspended from the date of notification until the FEI Tribunal...

21/11/2018

Daniele Bracciali banned and fined for tennis match-fixing offences

• Independent Anti-Corruption Hearing Officer finds Italian player guilty of match-fixing and associated offences Italian tennis player Daniele Bracciali has been banned from tennis for life and fined $250,000 USD after being found guilty of match-fixing and associated offences. The case against Mr Bracciali, 40, was adjudicated by independent Anti-Corruption...

20/11/2018

Athlete banned for four years

British sprinter Nigel Levine has been suspended from all sport for a period of four years following an Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV). Mr Levine tested positive for the presence of the prohibited substance clenbuterol, an Anabolic Agent, following an Out-of-Competition test on 24 November 2017. Mr Levine was charged with an...

20/11/2018

CADF partners with Sportradar Integrity Services across Intelligence, Investigation and Anti-Doping Services

• The Cycling Anti-Doping Foundation (CADF), the independent body mandated by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) to define and carry out the fight against doping in cycling, has today signed a landmark agreement with Sportradar Integrity Services, the world’s leading provider of monitoring solutions that support the fight against...

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