News 18th October 2018

Sports Integrity Briefs – 18 October 2018

• South Korea’s K-League has announced that it will provide a KRW70 million (€53,600) reward to Lee Han-Saem of Asan Mugunghwa FC for reporting a match-fixing approach. As reported on Monday, Lee was approached by former player Jack Hack-Yong, and attempted to bribe him to receive a red card during the first 20 minutes of the club’s game against Busan IPark on 22 September. Lee reported the approach to the K-League and the police, who arrested Hack-Yong.

• Austria’s anti-doping agency (ÖADR) has announced that equestrian athlete Birgit Peinter and her horse, Esi Hanoi, have been provisionally suspended after dexamethasone and procaine were found in a sample given by the horse. The adverse analytical finding (AAF) was the result of an in-competition test conducted by the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) on 11 August 2018. Click here to download the ÖADR announcement.

• Italy’s national anti-doping agency (NADO Italia) has announced that equestrian athlete Gian Paolo Ciani has been provisionally suspended after returning an adverse analytical finding (AAF) for hydrochlorothiazide and chlorothiazide. Ciani was suspended on 23 September at the ‘Campionato Italiano Completo Attacchi’. 

• Sweden’s gambling regulator (Lotteri Inspektionen) has appointed lawyer Katarina Abrahamsson as its anti-match-fixing coordinator. The country plans to liberalise its gambling market from 1 January 2019, and will allow operators that qualify for a licence to offer online sports betting to Swedish residents, which was previously the preserve of State operator, Svenska Spel.

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