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.

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News 12/05/2020

Sports Integrity Briefs – 12 May 2020

• Dmitry Sergeyevich Badin (Дмитрий Сергеевич Бадин), wanted by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in connection to hacks into the world’s anti-doping systems under the ‘Fancy Bears’ monicker, has also been implicated in hacks into the 2016 US Presidential election and into Germany’s Bundestag, reports the Süeddeutsche...

News 11/05/2020

Sports Integrity Briefs – 11 May 2020

• Irene Jeptoo Kipchumba has been sanctioned with an additional two year ban after admitting competing whilst serving a doping ban. Distance runner Kipchumba was initially sanctioned with a two year ban from 22 September 2017, after reporting an adverse analytical finding (AAF) for prednisolone on 19 March 2017...

News 07/05/2020

Fury’s victory over Hammer stands, despite UKAD ruling

The British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC) has confirmed that Tyson Fury’s victory over Christian Hammer stands, despite Fury testing positive for Nandrolone after the 28 February 2015 fight and despite UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) ruling that Fury’s win should be disqualified. Paragraph 3.2 of UKAD’s Ruling (PDF below) outlines...

Features 06/05/2020

WADA’s evidence could lead to FIFA’s embarrassment

FIFA has told AP that it is among the 27 international federations that will receive evidence from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) regarding potential anti-doping rule violations (ADRVs), based on matching the evidence in the two Pound and two McLaren Reports with manipulations detected in the Laboratory Information Management...

News 05/05/2020

Sports Integrity Briefs – 5 May 2020

• England footballer Kieran Trippier has been charged with breaches of the Betting Rules of England’s Football Association, it was announced on 1 May. Trippier has been charged with breaches of Rule E8(1)(a), which prohibits betting; and Rule E8(1)(b), which prohibits provision of inside information for betting purposes. The...

News 05/05/2020

Documents allege financial mismanagement at LEN

Documents handed to prosecutors in Italy and Switzerland allege that the European swimming federation (LEN) made payments to three Italian companies for services that were never provided, reports the Frankfurter Allgemeine and Swimming World. LEN President Paolo Barelli, Secretary General David Sparkes and Treasurer Tamás Gyárfás reportedly signed a...

News 05/05/2020

Six ADRVs recorded by anti-doping Switzerland in 2019

Six anti-doping rule violations (ADRVs) were recorded by Anti-Doping Switzerland during 2019, 0.3% of the 2,017 tests it conducted in the year. The body’s Annual Report (PDF below) reveals it spent CHF949,103 (€893,780) on testing during 2019, which means that on average (as the cost of blood and urine...

News 04/05/2020

Sports Integrity Briefs – 4 May 2020

• Veronika Hryshko (Вероніка Гришко), a synchronised swimmer who won Gold in the Highlight Routine at the Gwangju 2019 World Championships, has been sanctioned with a four month ban which ended on 24 April 2020, the international swimming federation (FINA) announced. The Full Decision (PDF below) reveals that FINA accepted...

News 01/05/2020

Bank admits facilitating bribes to football officials as part of $30m NPA

Bank Hapoalim has admitted facilitating at least US$20.7 million in bribes to football officials and has agreed to pay a $9.3 million penalty as part of a Non Prosecution Agreement (NPA) with US authorities, the Department of Justice (DoJ) announced yesterday. Under the Full Agreement (PDF below) the Bank...

News 30/04/2020

Sports Integrity Briefs – 30 April 2020

• Maggie Haney has been sanctioned by USA Gymnastics with an eight year ban until 30 April 2028 under Bylaw 10.12, its List of Suspended and Restricted Persons confirms. The former US Olympic and national team coach was suspended after a three person panel found that she had emotionally...

News 29/04/2020

Local police investigating Iten syringe photos

Kenya’s Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) has told the Daily Nation that local officers in Iten have begun an investigation, after Anti-Doping World published photos of used syringes which it claimed were taken at the Kamariny Stadium in Iten (see below). In 2017, the government promised to upgrade the...

Features 28/04/2020

RUSADA annual report: progress & politics

The 2019 Annual Report (PDF below) of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) outlines a 38.36% increase in anti-doping rule violations (ADRVs) from 140 during 2018 to 202 during 2019. The number of samples collected by RUSADA rose by 16.5% from 9,502 during 2018 to 11,072 during 2019 and 70%...

News 27/04/2020

IOC should collectively bargain compensation with Olympic athletes

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) should collectively bargain with Olympic athletes in order to appropriately compensate them for participation in the Olympic Games, recommends a Report (PDF below) produced by Global Athlete, Ryerson University and the Ted Rogers School of Management. The Report outlines that Olympic athletes receive 4.1%...

News 24/04/2020

Sports Integrity Briefs – 24 April 2020

• Nicolás Jarry has been sanctioned with an 11 month ban, after proving that an anti-doping rule violation (ADRV) involving SARM LGD-4033 (Lingradol) and stanozolol was due to bespoke supplements prescribed by a Brazilian physician. The Full Decision (PDF below) outlines that initial tests of the four supplements, manufactured...

News 24/04/2020

Net closes around FIFA meetings with Swiss prosecutors

Swiss public prosecutor Cédric Remund has claimed that absence from the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) and authorship of an academic paper is proof that he was not the fifth person at a 16 June 2017 meeting between FIFA President Gianni Infantino and Swiss prosecutors, reports the Süddeutsche Zeitung....

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