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News 17/01/2018

CAS declares Lao Toyota FC eligible to participate in the 2018 AFC Cup

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has issued its decision in the arbitration procedure between the Laotian club Lao Toyota Football Club and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). The appeal filed on 22 December 2017 by Lao Toyota FC against the decision issued on 13 December 2017 by the...

News 16/01/2018

Rugby League player suspended for 18 months for anti-doping rule violation

The Sports Tribunal has suspended amateur rugby league player Siliga Kepaoa for 18 months for the presence of the prohibited substance higenamine. Higenamine is classified as an S3 Beta- 2 agonist, a specified substance prohibited at all times in and out of competition. Mr Kepaoa plays rugby league for...

News 15/01/2018

CCAA Soccer Athlete Suspended for the Presence of Cannabis

The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) announced today that Vikram Puri, a Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) soccer athlete, received a sanction of two months for an anti-doping rule violation. The athlete’s urine sample, collected during in-competition doping control on October 28, 2017, revealed the presence of...

News 15/01/2018

International ties strengthened in fight against match-fixing

A world first agreement will provide police with more information from across the world to target suspicious betting activity and deter betting-related match-fixing. The Letter of Agreement was signed between Victoria Police and the regulated private sports betting operators’ international integrity body ESSA (Sports Betting Integrity) in December last year....

News 10/01/2018

FIFA, Council of Europe establish partnership

• FIFA President Gianni Infantino visited the Council of Europe on 10 January • FIFA and Council of Europe to work toward Memorandum of Understanding • New partnership fits into the FIFA 2.0 Vision for the Future FIFA President Gianni Infantino and Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland met...

News 10/01/2018

UFC Athlete Amanda Ribas Accepts Sanction for ADRV

USADA announced today that UFC® athlete Amanda Ribas, of Coconut Creek, Fla., has tested positive for a prohibited substance and accepted a two-year sanction for her anti-doping policy violation. Ribas, 24, tested positive for ostarine following an out-of-competition urine test conducted on June 7, 2017. Ostarine is a non-Specified Substance in...

News 09/01/2018

Charges laid in relation to Lovani Inquiry

Racing Victoria (RV) Stewards have today issued charges under the Australian Rules of Racing against the following licensed personnel: • Mr Robert Smerdon (trainer) • Mr Greg Nelligan (stable employee of Mr Smerdon and former employee of  Mr Vasil) • Mrs Denise Nelligan (stable employee of Mr Smerdon and former employee of...

News 09/01/2018

U.S. Wrestling Athlete Jordan Oliver Accepts Sanction for ADRV

USADA announced today that Jordan Oliver, of Tempe, Ariz., an athlete in the sport of wrestling, has accepted a one-year suspension for an anti-doping rule violation. Oliver, 27, tested positive for amphetamine as the result of an in-competition urine sample he provided at the U.S. Open World Team Trials on...

News 09/01/2018

UEFA bans six Malta under-21 players for match-fixing offences

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has banned six Malta under-21 international players, two for life, for match-fixing offences. UEFA initiated disciplinary investigations against seven Malta under-21 players for allegedly having infringed several provisions of Article 12 of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR) in connection to potential match-fixing issues....

News 08/01/2018

AFC extends and expands partnership with Sportradar’s Intelligence & Investigation Services

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has today signed a new agreement with sports data company Sportradar for an historic partnership in the field of integrity, specifically addressing match-fixing. Sportradar’s Intelligence and Investigation Services will now be engaged with the AFC from the 2018 and 2019 seasons to investigate those behind...

News 05/01/2018

Decision in the case of Katerina Kramperova

A decision has been issued under the Tennis Anti-Doping Programme (the “Programme”) in the case of Katerina Kramperova. It was determined that Ms. Kramperova committed an Anti-Doping Rule Violation under Article 2.1. As a result, a period of ineligibility of six months, commencing on 1 August 2017, has been imposed....

News 05/01/2018

UFC Athlete Jessica Penne Accepts Sanction for Anti-Doping Policy Violation

USADA and the Tennessee Athletic Commission announced today that UFC® athlete Jessica Penne, of Chula Vista, Calif., has accepted an 18-month sanction for an anti-doping policy violation after testing positive for a prohibited substance. Penne, 34, tested positive for the presence of an anabolic androgenic steroid of exogenous origin following an...

News 04/01/2018

Sunweb to invest in independent anti-doping programme for Team Sunweb

Leading tour operator Sunweb, the exclusive title partner of Team Sunweb, are to invest in a new additional independent anti-doping program, that will intensify testing for the German team’s Men, Women and Development Programs. The program is run and coordinated by Dopingautoriteit, the national anti-doping agency of The Netherlands....

News 04/01/2018

The CAS does not have jurisdiction to entertain the appeal filed by the IBSF

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has issued an Order on request for provisional measures declaring that it does not have jurisdiction to entertain the appeal filed by the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF) against the Russian athletes Alexander Tretiakov (skeleton), Elena Nikitina (skeleton), Mariia Orlova (skeleton),...

News 04/01/2018

Decision in the case of Thomaz Bellucci

A decision has been issued under the Tennis Anti-Doping Programme (the “Programme”) that Thomaz Bellucci has committed an Anti-Doping Rule Violation under Article 2.1. The decision imposed a period of ineligibility of five months, commencing on 1 September 2017. Mr. Bellucci, a 29-year-old player from Brazil provided a urine...

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