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News 16/10/2018

Stay of Regulations to suppress testosterone levels agreed by IAAF in exchange for expedited CAS hearing

The IAAF has agreed to delay the implementation of its Eligibility Regulations for the Female Classification (Athletes with differences of sex development (DSD)) from November to March, to avoid further delay in the proceedings brought by Mokgadi Caster Semenya and Athletics South Africa (ASA) challenging their legality. A contested application to...

News 16/10/2018

WADA Compliance Review Committee Update

The Compliance Review Committee (CRC), an independent WADA Standing Committee, held its latest meeting on 3 October 2018 in Montreal, Canada, to discuss a number of issues related to compliance with the World Anti-Doping Code (Code). In particular, these included: • A review of the implementation of the International...

News 16/10/2018

Bradley Scott Accepts Sanction for Violation of UFC Anti-Doping Policy

USADA announced today that Bradley Scott, of Melksham Wiltshire, United Kingdom, has tested positive for a prohibited substance and accepted a two-year sanction for his violation under the UFC® Anti-Doping Program. Scott, 29, tested positive for benzoylecgonine, a metabolite of cocaine, as the result of a urine sample he provided...

News 16/10/2018

Doping suspension against Kostev

The IIHF Disciplinary Board has suspended Russian ice hockey player Ion-Georgi Kostev for two years due to a doping violation. The 28-yaer-old defenceman with experience in the top-two Russian leagues KHL and VHL was most recently playing for Serbian club team Crvena Zvezda Belgrade. The case concerns the use of...

News 16/10/2018

ASA welcomes CAS decision to suspend implementation of new IAAF Regulations classifying women athletes

Athletics South Africa has welcomed the decision by CAS (Court of Arbitration for Sports) to postpone the implementation of the new IAAF classification rules for female athletes which were due to take effect from 1 November 2018. ASA, who are challenging the IAAF on the new regulations at CAS, had...

News 15/10/2018

Alekseenko brothers banned for life for tennis match-fixing offences

• Independent Anti-Corruption Hearing Officer finds Gleb and Vadim Alekseenko guilty of multiple match-fixing offences, together with links to corrupt betting Ukrainian twin brothers Gleb and Vadim Alekseenko have been banned from tennis for life and each fined $250,000 after being found guilty of multiple match-fixing and associated offences. The...

News 15/10/2018

Olympic stadium to lose £123 million by 2025 – campaign group renews call for a fair deal for the taxpayer

The Olympic Stadium Coalition – a campaigning group of football supporter organisations – has condemned the terms of the deal that rents the London Stadium to West Ham and called for a fair deal for the taxpayer.  The Coalition’s research shows that between this year and 2024/25 the Stadium...

News 15/10/2018

Sanath Jayasuriya charged under ICC Anti-Corruption Code

Sanath Jayasuriya, charged with two counts of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code, has been given 14 days from 15 October 2018 to respond. The International Cricket Council (ICC) has charged Sanath Jayasuriya with two counts of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code. Mr Jayasuriya, the former Sri Lanka Cricket Chair...

News 15/10/2018

Top SA mountain biker slapped with a four year ban

TOP South African mountain biker Max Knox has been found guilty of a doping offense and banned for four years, the South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS) announced today. He was charged for suspicious variations in his Athlete Biological Passport (ABP) that indicated doping. He could not satisfactorily...

News 15/10/2018

World Archery suspends Polish national federation for governance failures

• The member association has been provided with a pathway to lift the suspension. World Archery has suspended the Polish Archery Federation, its member association in Poland, until further notice for a failure in governance and election practices. The action was recommended by the Board of Justice and Ethics and...

News 13/10/2018

ASADA CEO calls for independent investigation by WADA into bullying allegations

Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) chief executive David Sharpe has called on the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) executive to have the allegations of bullying within WADA independently investigated. Mr Sharpe was responding to claims made by the highly respected chair of WADA’s Athlete Committee, Beckie Scott, that she was “treated...

News 12/10/2018

The CAS ADD procedure between the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF) and Nadezhda Sergeeva has been terminated

The Anti-Doping Division (ADD) of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) that was created for the PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games has taken note of the Settlement Agreement concluded between the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF) and the Russian bobsleigh athlete Nadezhda Sergeeva in relation to the athlete’s...

News 12/10/2018

Travis T. Tygart Statement on the BBC Interview with WADA Athlete Chair Beckie Scott

Today’s BBC Interview with World Anti-Doping Agency Athlete Chair Beckie Scott presents a damning and accurate reflection of the fragile state of the WADA-led global anti-doping system as it exists today. It’s appalling Olympic sport leaders would attempt to suppress athletes’ voices as described by Beckie. Beckie is becoming...

News 11/10/2018

WPBSA Statement: Jamie Jones

Following a WPBSA investigation into alleged breaches of the WPBSA Rules by David John, a decision has been taken today that Jamie Jones has a case to answer. The allegation is that Jamie Jones was party to, or facilitated the manipulation of the outcome of David John’s match with Graeme...

News 11/10/2018

CAS ADD: Nadezhda Sergeeva (RUS)

On 24 February 2018, the Anti-Doping Division of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS ADD) that was created for the PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games disqualified the Russian bobsleigh athlete Nadezhda Sergeeva, who participated as Olympic Athlete from Russia (OAR), following her positive out-of-competition test for Trimetazidine, a non-specified...

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