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News 17/08/2018

Luca Gelhardt suspended and fined for betting on tennis

German tennis player Luca Gelhardt has been suspended for eight months and fined $7,000 after being found guilty of betting on tennis matches. Half of the suspension (four months) and half of the fine ($3,500) are suspended on provision that no further breaches of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program (TACP) are...

News 17/08/2018

Illegal gambling: raids and arrests across Asia in INTERPOL operation

Thousands of raids have been undertaken and suspects arrested in an INTERPOL-led operation against illegal gambling conducted throughout Asia during the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Operation SOGA VII (short for soccer gambling) saw more than 14,900 raids at illegal gambling dens across China – including Hong Kong and Macao –...

News 15/08/2018

Cycling Athlete Daniel Frazier Accepts Sanction for ADRV

USADA announced today that Daniel Frazier, of Mattawan, Mich., an athlete in the sport of cycling, has accepted a one-year sanction for an anti-doping rule violation. Frazier, 49, tested positive for clomiphene, hydroxyclomiphene, and the presence of an anabolic agent and/or its metabolites as the result of an in-competition urine...

News 14/08/2018

Nigeria and Ghana given final deadline or face suspension

Two decisions of the Bureau of the FIFA Council in relation to undue influence in the affairs of the Nigeria Football Federation and the Ghana Football Association have been notified on 13 August 2018. In line with art. 16 par. 1 of the FIFA Statutes, the Bureau of the FIFA...

News 14/08/2018

UCI statement on Fabian Hernando Puerta Zapata

The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) announces that it has notified Colombian rider Fabian Hernando Puerta Zapata of an Adverse Analytical Finding (AAF) of boldenone* in a sample collected in the scope of an out-of-competition control on 11 June 2018. The doping control was planned and carried out by the Cycling...

News 13/08/2018

Weightlifting Athlete Charles Ssekyaaya Accepts Sanction for ADRV

USADA announced today that Charles Ssekyaaya, of Crystal, Minn., an athlete in the sport of weightlifting, has accepted a nine-month sanction for an anti-doping rule violation. Ssekyaaya, 24, tested positive for 1,3-dimethylbutylamine (DMBA) as a result of an in-competition urine sample he provided on March 24, 2018, at the Minnesota...

News 13/08/2018

Rugby union player banned for four years

Rugby union player Dean Ashfield, of Clevedon RFC, has been suspended from all sport for a period of four years following an Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV). Mr Ashfield tested positive for the presence of the prohibited substances drostanolone, 17-epitrenbolone (a metabolite of trenbolone), and clenbuterol, following an In-Competition test on...

News 10/08/2018

UIPM publishes first Athletes Safeguarding Policy

The Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne (UIPM) has published its first Athletes Safeguarding Policy (ASP), fully compliant with International Olympic Committee standards. Each individual has the right to participate and work in a safe and supportive environment based on respect and in which all individuals are treated with respect and...

News 10/08/2018

Jeglic suspended eight months

Slovenian national team player Ziga Jeglic receives an eight-month suspension due to his anti-doping violation at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games following the final decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport Anti-doping Division (CAS ADD). Jeglic was initially suspended on 20th February 2018 during the 2018 Olympic Winter...

News 10/08/2018

Adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee bans football official Kalusha Bwalya

The adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee has banned Kalusha Bwalya, member of the executive committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), for two years from all football-related activities (administrative, sports or any other) at both national and international level. The investigation against Mr Bwalya was opened on...

News 09/08/2018

Division II Presidents Council supports Association-wide proposals

The Division II Presidents Council this week agreed to support two Association-wide legislative proposals from the NCAA Board of Governors that are intended to increase accountability and promote fairness in college athletics. The pair of proposals encompassing all three divisions address recommendations issued in April by the Commission on...

News 08/08/2018

Tennis coach Bertrand Perret disciplined for breach of Tennis Anti-Corruption Program

French tennis coach Bertrand Perret has been disciplined for breaching the sport’s anti-corruption code by attempting to change the doubles partner of his former client, Peng Shuai, after the sign-in deadline. Mr Perret was found to have used coercion and offered the possibility of financial reward in return for Peng...

News 08/08/2018

WADA announces its Independent Observer and Athlete Outreach programs for Asian Games 2018

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is pleased to outline its planned Independent Observer (IO) and Athlete Outreach (AO) programs during the 18th Asian Games in the Indonesian cities of Jakarta and Palembang, which will run from 18 August to 2 September 2018. The IO and AO teams will be present...

News 08/08/2018

Paralympic Judo Athlete Anthony Ferraro Accepts Sanction for ADRV

USADA announced today that Anthony Ferraro, of Spring Lake, N.J., an athlete in the sport of Paralympic Judo, has accepted a six-month sanction for an anti-doping rule violation. Ferraro, 23, tested positive for Carboxy-Tetrahydrocannabinol (Carboxy-THC), the pharmacologically-active metabolite of marijuana and/or hashish, above the decision limit of 180 ng/mL, as...

News 02/08/2018

WADA partially suspends Stockholm Laboratory accreditation for a specific analytical method

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has partially suspended the Doping Control Laboratory at the Karolinska University Hospital (Stockholm Laboratory) as it relates to the Gas chromatography combustion isotope ratio mass spectrometry (GC/C/IRMS) method. This partial suspension was imposed due to a non-conformity for this specific method with the International...

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