Demonising Justin Gatlin
13th September 2015
• The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has been in contact with the Ukrainian athletics federation (UAF), after it appeared to offer a one-month amnesty to athletes who confess to doping, reports the Associated Press. The statements were initially made on the UAF’s internet site, but have since been deleted.
• The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is inviting applications for social science research grants for 2018. WADA is seeking to fund proposals that: measure the effectiveness of existing anti-doping interventions and strategies; seek to understand the experience and role of athlete support personnel (ASP) in the pursuit of clean sport and doping prevention; seek to understand how athletes and stakeholders view the legitimacy of anti-doping rules and the larger anti-doping system. Proposals must be submitted via WADA’s Research Grants Application Platform by 7 July, and applicants will be notified as to whether they have been successful in December.
• The international federation of football associations (FIFA) has released the Agenda for its Congress, which will take place 10-11 May in Manama, Bahrain.
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