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News 17/06/2019

Bulgarian brothers Karen and Yuri Khachatyran provisionally suspended

Bulgarian brothers Karen and Yuri Khachatyran have been provisionally suspended from professional tennis by independent Anti-Corruption Hearing Officer Prof Richard McLaren, with effect from 15 June 2019. The suspensions relate to investigations undertaken by the Tennis Integrity Unit into alleged breaches of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program. The effect of the...

News 17/06/2019

AAA Panel Imposes Four-Year Sanction on Paralympic Track & Field Athlete Stirley Jones for Doping Violation

USADA announced today that a three-member panel of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) has rendered a decision in the case of Paralympic track & field athlete Stirley Jones, of San Clemente, Calif., and has determined that Jones should receive a four-year sanction after testing positive for a prohibited substance. Jones,...

News 17/06/2019

ASADA supports Code review for recreational athletes

Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) CEO David Sharpe has expressed his support for the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) as they address issues relating to sanctions imposed on recreational athletes through the World Anti-Doping Code. The Code is currently under review in the lead-up to its implementation in 2021 with flexibility...

News 14/06/2019

IAAF approves the application of Russia’s Ekaterina Starygina to compete internationally

The IAAF Doping Review Board has agreed that the application of Russian javelin thrower Ekaterina Starygina has met the exceptional eligibility criteria to compete as a neutral athlete at the 2019 European Games under competition Rule 22.1A(b) while the Russian national federation (RusAF) remains suspended. The application process for athletes...

News 14/06/2019

Yaozong Hu Accepts Sanction for Violation of UFC Anti-Doping Policy

USADA announced today that Yaozong Hu, of Beijing, China, has accepted a 10-month sanction for a violation of the UFC® Anti-Doping Policy after testing positive for a prohibited substance. Hu, 24, tested positive for androsta-3,5-diene-7,17-dione (arimistane) and its metabolite 7β-hydroxy-androst-3,5-diene-17-one as the result of a urine sample provided out-of-competition on...

News 14/06/2019

Worldwide suspensions of intermediaries Carmine and Vincenzo Raiola lifted

On 17 April 2019, the Committee of Sports Agents of the Italian Football Association (FIGC) suspended the intermediary Carmine Raiola for a period of three months and the intermediary Vincenzo Raiola for a period of two months. On 10 May 2019, the chairman of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee decided to...

13/06/2019

UCI statement on Juan José Cobo Acebo

The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) announces that the UCI Anti-Doping Tribunal has rendered its decision in the case involving Juan José Cobo Acebo. The Anti-Doping Tribunal found the retired rider guilty of an anti-doping rule violation (Use of a prohibited substance) based on abnormalities from 2009 and 2011 detected in...

News 12/06/2019

IOC sanctions one athlete for failing anti-doping tests at London 2012

• The protection of clean athletes and the fight against doping are top priorities for the International Olympic Committee (IOC), as outlined in Olympic Agenda 2020, the IOC’s strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement. The IOC is currently conducting additional analyses on the samples collected from...

09/06/2019

No change in RusAF status, Eugene 2021 Review, Nairobi timetable approved – IAAF Council

The IAAF Council announced today (9) that there had been no change in status of the Russian Athletics Federation (RusAF). Reporting to the IAAF Council at its meeting in Monaco, Rune Andersen, the independent chairman of the IAAF Taskforce, said that while some progress has been made, key issues remain...

08/06/2019

Adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee sanctions Mr Keramuudin Karim

The adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee has found Mr Keramuudin Karim, former President of the Afghanistan Football Federation (AFF) and former FIFA Standing Committee member, guilty of having abused his position and sexually abused various female players, in violation of the FIFA Code of Ethics. The investigation into...

04/06/2019

IAAF response to IWG, WSI and IAPESGW

• Today the IAAF responded to a letter received last week from Raswyn Lovett, Co-Chair of the International Working Group on Women in Sport (IWG), Diane Huffman, President of WomenSport International (WSI), and Professor Rosa Lopez de D’Amico, President of the International Association of Physical Education for Girls and...

04/06/2019

IAAF response to Swiss Federal Tribunal order regarding DSD Regulations

The IAAF received today (15:00 CET) from the Swiss Federal Tribunal (SFT) a “superprovisional order” instructing the IAAF to suspend the application of its DSD Regulations as they apply to the appellant. No other athlete is covered by the order. As of this date, the order is scheduled to remain...

04/06/2019

Anti-doping leaders host promising meeting with next WADA President

• Anti-Doping Leaders are encouraged by Minister Witold Bańka’s commitment to clean sport and strengthening the voice of athletes as well as his recognition of the important role of NADOs in the fight to protect athlete’s right to fair play. The leaders of 20 National Anti-Doping Organisations (NADOs) came together...

04/06/2019

WMA welcomes Swiss Court decision

The World Medical Association has welcomed the decision by a Swiss court to temporarily suspend the IAAF’s testosterone regulations. Dr. Leonid Eidelman, President of the WMA, said: “We are delighted that the Swiss court has listened to the objections to the IAAF rules, which would have forced Caster Semenya to...

03/06/2019

FIFA Council appoints Qatar as host of the FIFA Club World Cup in 2019 and 2020

• Tournaments to serve as test events for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ • FIFA administration to recommend potential hosts of 2021 revamped edition at next Council meeting • Amended regulations reinforce zero tolerance of racism and sexual abuse In the lead-up to the 69th FIFA Congress and the...

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