Andy Brown

Andy has been writing about the governance of sport for over 15 years. Prior to working on the Sports Integrity Initiative, he was the editor of World Sports Law Report for eight years. He has also worked for the Press Association and has written for numerous trade magazines. He has also created, chaired and spoken at numerous conferences on the business of sport, and produced the Sports Law Show for iSportConnect TV.

All posts by Andy Brown

25/04/2022

The SII Anti-Doping Monitor – week ending 22 April 2022

Eleven athletes competing in seven sports, from five countries, were involved in anti-doping proceedings that came to light this week. Cases involved: • a horse trainer’s recreational use of methamphetamine on her birthday causing a racehorse to test positive for the stimulant; • four ‘whereabouts’ cases involving either missed...

16/04/2022

The SII Anti-Doping Monitor – week ending 15 April 2022

Eight athletes competing in eight different sports, from four countries, were involved in anti-doping proceedings that came to light this week. The most interesting cases involved a disc golfer who was sanctioned with a two year ban for an anti-doping rule violation (ADRV) involving cannabis; an 18 year old...

08/04/2022

The SII Anti-Doping Monitor – week ending 8 April 2022

Fourteen athletes from seven countries, competing in eight sports, have been involved in anti-doping proceedings that came to light this week. A case involving a Russian cyclist has really thrown the cat among the pigeons. The defence team for Natalia Studenikina (Наталье Студеникиной) managed to convince the Russian Anti-Doping...

04/04/2022

The SII Anti-Doping Monitor – week ending 1 April 2022

Seventeen athletes from six countries, competing in nine sports, were involved in anti-doping proceedings that came to light this week. Five of the proceedings involved historic adverse analytical findings (AAFs – or ‘positive tests’) covered up by the Russian State, subsequently discovered after the Moscow Laboratory Information Management System...

25/03/2022

The SII Anti-Doping Monitor – week ending 25 March 2022

Ten athletes from eight countries, competing in seven sports, were involved in anti-doping proceedings that progressed this week. Headlines focussed on Yelena Lashmanova, coached by the infamous Viktor Chegin, who lost Gold medals won in the 20km race walk at the London 2012 Olympics and the Moscow 2013 World...

18/03/2022

The SII Anti-Doping Monitor – week ending 18 March 2022

Six athletes from five countries, competing in five sports, were involved in anti-doping proceedings that came to light this week. Perhaps the most complicated story involves a New Zealand cyclist, who was dropped by her Human Powered Health team this week. Olivia Ray also no longer features as a...

14/03/2022

The SII Anti-Doping Monitor – week ending 11 March 2022

Nine athletes from seven countries, competing in nine sports, were involved in anti-doping proceedings that came to light this week. From a legal point of view, perhaps the most interesting Decision came from the Swiss Federal Tribunal (SFT), which rejected Sun Yang’s appeal against the Court of Arbitration for...

04/03/2022

The SII Anti-Doping Monitor – week ending 4 March 2022

Twenty athletes from four countries, competing in eleven sports, were involved in anti-doping proceedings that came to light this week. Sixteen of the 20 atheltes were Russian, however this doesn’t mean that Russian State doping has resurfaced.  Nine of the provisional suspensions are historic and date back to 2012/13,...

26/02/2022

The SII Anti-Doping Monitor – week ending 25 February 2022

Ten athletes from five countries, competing in nine sports, were involved in anti-doping proceedings that came to light this week. Despite the involvement of some relatively high profile names, proceedings didn’t grab the media’s attention as they did last week. However, that doesn’t make the cases any less interesting....

20/02/2022

The SII Anti-Doping Monitor – week ending 18 February 2022

Twenty athletes from 14 countries, competing in nine sports, were involved in anti-doping proceedings that came to light this week. However, the world’s focus continued to swivel towards a 15 year old figure skater from Kazan, Russia. Again, the spotlight placed on Kamila Valieva (Камила Валиева) overshadowed other high...

12/02/2022

The SII Anti-Doping Monitor – week ending 11 February 2022

Twelve athletes from six countries, competing in seven sports, were involved in anti-doping proceedings that came to light this week. However, the main story involved the postponement of the medal ceremony for the team figure skating at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, due to an ongoing case involving 15...

07/02/2022

The SII Anti-Doping Monitor – week ending 4 February 2022

The announcement of 14 anti-doping rule violations (ADRVs) by the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) made an otherwise quiet week in anti-doping jurisprudence into a busy one – albeit with some very interesting cases. A total of 23 athletes from four countries, competing in 14 sports, were involved in anti-doping...

01/02/2022

The SII Anti-Doping Monitor – week ending 28 January 2022

A total of 23 athletes from 12 countries, competing in eight sports, were involved in anti-doping proceedings that came to light this week. High profile cases include a three and a half year ban issued to former Zimbabwean cricket Captain Brendan Taylor, and confirmation that Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter...

21/01/2022

The SII Anti-Doping Monitor – week ending 21 January 2022

Eleven athletes from seven countries, competing in five sports, were involved in anti-doping proceedings that came to light this week. Two cases involved detection of prohibited substances from reanalysis of samples taken almost ten years ago, and another involved a ban issued to a retired player following reanalysis of...

18/01/2022

The SII Anti-Doping Monitor – week ending 14 January 2022

Thirteen athletes from nine countries, competing in seven sports, were involved in anti-doping proceedings that came to light in the week ending 14 January 2022. However, the biggest anti-doping news during the week involved the first prosecution under the US Rodchenkov Anti-Doping Act (RADA), perfectly illustrating how criminal legislation...

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