Demonising Justin Gatlin
13th September 2015
• The International Swimming Federation (FINA) has sanctioned Thomas Fraser-Holmes with a 12-month ban for missing three doping tests within a 12-month period. The Australian swimmer will be ineligible from 7 June until 6 June 2018, reads the FINA Doping Panel decision. He intends to appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), reports the Sydney Morning Herald.
• The Czech football association (FAČR) announced that its Chairman, Miroslav Pelta, has resigned. The FAČR did not confirm the reason for the resignation, however Reuters reports that he has been taken into police custody on charges that he mishandled state subsidies. The FAČR announced that Pelta would not be seeking re-election as President of the FAČR on 12 May, and a 3 May statement confirmed a police investigation.
• The Indian National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) is investigating whether five greco-roman wrestlers avoided doping tests after being targeted by Australian Sports Anti-Doping Agency (ASADA) officials as part of its out-of-competition (OOC) testing programme for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. It is understood that the Indian NADA has asked the Wrestling Federation of India to clarify the situation, which occurred on the eve of the Asian Wrestling Championships, which took place in New Delhi from 10-14 May. It is understood that the wrestlers argue that they could not produce a sample due to dehydration following the weigh-in.
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