Lisa Jones

Lisa is a legal correspondent who writes for the Sports Integrity Initiative. Lisa read law at Queen Mary, University of London, and holds a Masters degree in International Commercial Law. Lisa is particularly interested in the legal aspects of the key issues in sports integrity.

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News 11/02/2016

David Millar is appointed British Cycling mentor

British cycling today announced that former professional road racing cyclist, David Millar, is working with the Great Britain Cycling Team as a mentor. Millar, who has served a two-year ban for doping, will support, educate and hand down his experience to young British Cycling Academy riders on the dangers...


Vuelta winner to be compensated following Spanish Court ruling

Vuelta a España winner, Roberto Heras Hernández, is set to receive €724,904.86 in compensation following a successful appeal against a 2006 doping ban in the Spanish courts, reports AFP. According to the court documents obtained by AFP, Judge Berta Santillan Pedrosa ruled that the Spanish state was responsible for the error,...


Nine Russian athletes and a coach sanctioned for doping

Russia has sanctioned nine athletes and a coach for doping, however due to the current suspension of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA), there appears to be some confusion over who is issuing the sanctions. The sanctioned athletes are: • Irina Maracheva, silver medal winner in the 800m at the 2012 European...

Features 14/01/2016

WADA Independent Commission Part 1: Recap

On 9 November 2015 the World Anti-Doping Agency appointed an Independent Commission to investigate allegations of systematic doping in Russian athletics. The investigation followed allegations made in a 2014 German television documentary entitled: ‘Top Secret Doping: How Russia makes its winners’. The report found that the International Association of Athletics...


Italy requests doping bans for 26 athletes

The Italian National Anti-Doping Organisation (NADO) has recommended two-year bans for 26 athletes for anti-doping rule violations (ADRVs). Although some of the athletes listed are now retired, several have qualified to compete in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. Notable individuals include London 2012 Olympic triple jump bronze medallist Fabrizio Donato and...

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