Results: Operation Aderlass

24/02/2020

Pirmin Lang retires after being implicated in Operation Aderlass

Swiss cyclist Pirmin Lang has retired from professional road cycling after admitting involvement in the Operation Aderlass blood doping network, following enquiries from Swiss journalists. ‘I cheated through my professional career’, wrote Lang in a Twitter statement (below). ‘I was part of the “Aderlass” network. I lied and am...

14/02/2020

Triathlete implicated in Operation Aderlass sanctioned with four year ban

Triathlete Florian Lienhart has been sanctioned with a four year ban after testing positive for erythropoietin (EPO), and due to evidence obtained during the Operation Aderlass investigation into the customers of Dr. Mark Schmidt. A statement (click here to download) from the Austrian anti-doping rights commission (ÖADR) outlined that...

15/05/2019

UCI statement on Operation Aderlass

Based on information received from the law enforcement authorities of Austria, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI)  has notified the following individuals of potential Anti-Doping Rules Violations (ADRV): Name Nat 2019 ADRV Bozic Borut SLO Ass. Sports Director UCI World Team Bahrain Merida Use of Prohibited Method (2012-2013) Durasek Kristijan...

18/01/2020

2019 sees sharp rise in cycling doping cases

• The number of doping cases revealed in 2019 amongst cycling’s professional elites has nearly doubled in the span of one year. The MPCC takes it as a serious warning. Since the creation of our credibility barometer six years ago, cycling figures had never been this alarming. A year ago,...

24/12/2019

Sports Integrity Briefs – 24 December 2019

• The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) of World Athletics has given the Russian Athletics Federation (RusAF) until 2 January to respond to charges that it failed to cooperate with and obstructed an investigation into ‘whereabouts’ violations committed by high jumper Danil Lysenko, reports InsideTheGames. RusAF was initially given a...

03/12/2019

Sports Integrity Briefs – 3 December 2019

• Two female tennis players have been provisionally suspended by the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) due to an investigation into potential breaches of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Programme (TACP). Uzbekistani Albina Khabibulina and Kyrgyzstani Ksenia Palkina have been provisionally suspended. Other than announcing the provisional suspensions, the TIU did not...

14/11/2019

Sports Integrity Briefs – 14 November 2019

• Canadian Jumping athlete Nicole Walker has denied ever using illicit drugs, after being provisionally suspended after returning an adverse analytical finding (AAF) for a metabolite of cocaine at the Lima 2019 Pan American Games. ‘I was shocked and devastated to hear about these results’, wrote Walker on Instagram...

06/11/2019

WCDS Day One – 2021 Code: more flexible, but challenges remain

The 2021 World Anti-Doping Code offers anti-doping organisations (ADOs) more sanctioning flexibility than previous editions, however challenges remain in drafting a document that pleases all, heard over 1,600 delegates attending the World Conference on Doping in Sport in Katowice, Poland. Concerns were raised about use of anti-doping samples for...

24/10/2019

Sports Integrity Briefs – 24 October 2019

• Former national ski team coach Mati Alaver has been charged with a criminal offence regarding doping four athletes between 2016 and 2019, the Estonian State Prosecutor’s Office announced. The Office began investigations in March, after Estonian skiers Karel Tammjärv, Andreas Veerpalu, and Algo Kärp were implicated in Operation...

10/10/2019

Johannes Dürr sanctioned with life ban

Austrian cross country skier Johannes Dürr has been sanctioned with a life ban for a number of anti-doping rule violations (ADRVs), the Austrian Anti-Doping Legal Commission (ÖADR) has announced (click here to download statement). Dürr was provisionally suspended in March, after confessing to use of blood transfusions, erythropoietin (EPO),...

27/09/2019

Sports Integrity Briefs – 27 September 2019

• Austrian triathlete Emanuel Marcel Moser has been sanctioned with an eight year ban. ‘Taking into account the evidence presented and the findings of the criminal police in connection with Operation Aderlass, the ÖADR found that Emanuel Marcel Moser was guilty of violating anti-doping rules’, read a statement from...

24/09/2019

Sports Integrity Briefs – 24 September 2019

• The Australian Football League (AFL) has confirmed an additional potential violation by Willie Rioli of its Anti-Doping Code, after the West Coast Eagles reported an adverse analytical finding (AAF) for a metabolite of cannabis on 5 September. Rioli was provisionally suspended after a 20 September sample suggested that...

19/09/2019

Georg Preidler charged with sporting fraud

Georg Preidler has been charged with fraud due to use of blood doping and growth hormones from the 2017 Giro d’Italia until his 3 March 2019 confession to Austrian police, reports the Austrian Press Agency (APA). The Austrian cyclist was sanctioned with a four year ban in July for...

06/09/2019

Sports Integrity Briefs – 6 September 2019

• Madagascar has withdrawn from this Saturday’s friendly game against the South African national team due to security concerns, following xenophobic attacks on foreigners in South Africa. Madagascar was invited to replace Zambia, which previously announced its withdrawal for the same reason (see below). ‘After consulting with various Malagasay...

29/07/2019

Sports Integrity Briefs – 29 July 2019

• State gambling operator Svenska Spel has suspended all bets on football matches taking place in Sweden’s 15-team Men’s Division 2 Södra Svealand, after the Swedish football association (SvFF) received reports that 13 matches may have been influenced by betting related manipulation. ‘In many cases, the reports are supported...

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