News 24th December 2015

Sports Integrity Briefs – 24 Dec. 2015

• The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has been notified by the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) that Gleison Tibau has reported an adverse analytical finding from an in-competition sample collected immediately after his bout in Sao Paulo, Brazil on 7 November. ‘Tibau and UFC were previously notified that he had been provisionally suspended due to a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition test’, read a statement. ‘USADA, the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, will handle the results management and appropriate adjudication of this case involving Tibau.’

• The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has said that Mohammad Amir (pictured) is eligible to return to international cricket, following his completion of a six-month rehabilitation programme following his conviction for spot-fixing in 2011. ‘After serving his six month probation, Amir has been participating in domestic first class cricket with success’, read a 23 December PCB statement – the International Cricket Council (ICC) confirmed that his five-year ban expired on 1 September. ‘He has also performed well in the BPL. Accordingly, Amir has been called to the fitness camp which will enable him to bond with national players. His selection for the national team, for which he is eligible,would depend on the selectors.’

• The Fédération Internationale du Ski (FIS) has decided to refrain from using drones in broadcast coverage of ski events, after one crashed during the slalom race of the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup on 22 December. ‘FIS and Infront have decided to refrain from using drones for broadcast purposes until a fully secured operation can be ensured’, read a statement.

• The Columbian gambling regulator, Colguegos, has issued a consultation on the regulation of online gambling. The documents containing the proposed regulations can be accessed here.

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