26th October 2016

Sports Integrity Briefs – 26 September 2016

• Belgium’s NADO Flanders has reported 11 atypical findings from 424 doping controls during the third quarter of 2016 (2.6%). Of those, nine were adverse analytical findings (AAFs) and two involved refusal of doping controls. The results involved two positive tests for stimulants, one for anabolic agents, one for corticosteroids, three for hormones and five for diuretics.

• The UK Parliament’s Culture, Media and Sport (CMS) Select Committee has published the oral transcript of its 17 October hearing into the governance of football. The CMS Committee held a hearing with English Football Association (FA) Chairman Greg Clarke and its Director of Governance and Regulation, Darren Bailey, after a Daily Telegraph investigation made a number of corruption claims. These involved allegations that English Football League Championship officials accepted ‘bungs’, as well as FA Premier League managers. The undercover investigation also resulted in the dismissal of England manager Sam Allardyce. The full video of the hearing is available below.

GolTV and Global Sports Partners LLP have filed a lawsuit against Fox Sports Latin America and a number of other defendants, seeking compensation for a scheme in which T&T Sports Marketing paid bribes to the Latin American football confederation, CONMEBOL, in exchange for the TV rights to football tournaments. T&T was 75% owned by Fox Sports Latin America. To view the 66-page lawsuit, click here.

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