News 8th November 2017

Sports Integrity Briefs – 8 November 2017

Jeremy Kerley of the New York Jets disputes his four game suspension by the National Football League (NFL) after returning an adverse analytical finding (AAF) for turinabol, a steroid. ‘While I did not have enough time prior to the deadline to resolve this case, I fully intend to investigate this matter until I am able to figure out what caused the positive test, because I know that I have done nothing wrong’, said the wide receiver in a statement‘When I find out what substance was tainted, I will pursue all remedies at that time because this is not right’.

• The Sunshine Tour has confirmed that it has sanctioned Etienne Bond with a one year ban, after the golfer returned an AAF for carvedilol, a beta blocker. ‘Mr Bond was given an opportunity to submit a retro-active TUE, but he failed to convince the SAIDS TUE committee and his application was denied’, wrote a spokesperson in an email. Bond has also been fined R5,000 (€305) and his results from the 2017 Big Easy Tour have been disqualified.

• A Guide to the Bidding Process for the 2026 FIFA World Cup has confirmed that the 211 FIFA Member Associations will appoint the host of the tournament in an open vote. ‘The FIFA Council will make a decision and shortlist the bids that qualify to be voted by the FIFA Congress’, reads the Guide. ‘During this process, all individual votes will be disclosed. The final decision by FIFA’s supreme legislative body is the result of an open voting process.’

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