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News 15/01/2019

Rugby league player banned for four years

Rugby league player James Duerden, then of Barrow Raiders RLFC, has been suspended from all sport for a period of four years following an Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV). Mr Duerden tested positive for the presence of the prohibited substances 2α-methyl-5α-androstan-3α-οl-17-one (a metabolite of drostanolone) and 19-norandrosterone, commonly referred to as...

News 11/01/2019

WPBSA Disciplinary Hearing Finding

After an investigation by the WPBSA Integrity Unit supported by Sportradar and the UK Gambling Commission SBIU , David John and Jamie Jones were found to have a case to answer...

News 11/01/2019

Reminder: WADA is soliciting feedback on the Anti-Doping Charter of Athlete Rights

On 10 December 2018, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) launched the third phase of the 2021 World Anti-Doping Code (Code) Review Process; the second phase for the International Standards; and, the first and only phase for the Anti-Doping Charter of Athlete Rights (Charter). Today, WADA wishes to remind stakeholders, in...

News 10/01/2019

Fraud on the tennis court: criminal network gained millions fixing professional matches

• The Spanish Civil Guard (Guardia Civil) arrested 83 individuals. • Officers detected 28 professional tennis players involved in this case. One of them took part in the last US Open. An organised crime group involved in manipulating professional tennis competitions was dismantled in an operation led by the...

News 09/01/2019

Rugby league athlete receives sanction

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) today acknowledged the decision of the NSW Rugby League to impose a four year ban on athlete Brendan Tarrant for refusal or failure to submit to a sample collection. On 2 June 2016, Mr Tarrant was selected and refused in-competition testing at Goddard Park,...

News 09/01/2019

Rugby league player banned for 16 months

Rugby league player Thomas Minns, then of Hull Kingston Rovers RFC, has been suspended from all sport for a period of 16 months following an Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV). Mr Minns tested positive for the presence of the prohibited substance benzoylecgonine (a metabolite of cocaine), following an in-competition test on...

News 08/01/2019

Cristobal Saavedra-Corvalan suspended and fined for failing to co-operate with TIU

• Chilean player was ranked 663 in singles when provisionally suspended in October 2017 28-year old Chilean tennis player Cristobal Saavedra-Corvalan has been suspended for two and a half years and fined $8,000 after being found guilty of failing to co-operate with a Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) investigation. Independent Anti-Corruption Hearing...

News 08/01/2019

Response to Open Letter from Sebastian Samuelsson

Dear Mr Samuelsson; Thank you for your letter of 7 January 2019. I am sorry you think it appropriate to accuse me/the CRC of lacking principles, of being unethical, and of being dishonest. I don’t think those accusations are justified. I agree that Russian doping is an enormous scandal. That...

News 07/01/2019

WADA expert team to return to Moscow

A three-person World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) expert team is scheduled to arrive in Russia on 9 January to access and extract data from the Laboratory Information Management System and the underlying analytical data generated by the former Moscow Laboratory. Access to, and subsequent authentication and analysis of, the data remains...

News 07/01/2019

Open Letter Response to the Chair of WADA Compliance Committee

• Clean Sport has always been driven by Principles: so why has the WADA Compliance Committee neglected its Principles? Dear Mr. Taylor, Thank you for your response, on behalf of the WADA Compliance Review Committee, to my Open Letter dated 3 January. Given that this doping crisis involving Russia is...

News 04/01/2019

Cycling Athlete Carl Grove Accepts Public Warning

USADA announced today that Carl Grove, of Bristol, Ind., an athlete in the sport of cycling, has accepted a public warning for his anti-doping rule violations. Grove, 90, tested positive for epitrenbolone, which is a metabolite of the prohibited substance trenbolone, as the result of an in-competition urine sample he...

News 03/01/2019

Open Letter to the Chair of WADA Compliance Committee, Mr. Jonathan Taylor

• Why has your Committee not called an immediate meeting to reimpose Russia’s suspension? Dear Mr. Taylor, It is now more than two days since WADA’s so-called “hard deadline” has passed for WADA to obtain the anti-doping data from the Moscow Laboratory, yet WADA and the Compliance Committee that...

News 03/01/2019

WADA engages Covington & Burling LLP to further investigate allegations of improper conduct

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) announces that it has engaged the law firm of Covington & Burling LLP to further investigate allegations of bullying and harassment within the organization, including allegations concerning conduct by members of the Agency’s Executive Committee (ExCo) during its meeting in the Seychelles in September...

News 02/01/2019

Sport Ireland Statement on Russia Compliance Deadline

Sixteen National Anti-Doping Organisations (NADOs), including Sport Ireland, have today called on the World Anti-Doping Organisation (WADA) to take a firm stance against Russia, following the passing of the deadline for Russia to provide critical doping data from the Moscow Laboratory. Access to the data by 31 December was one...

News 02/01/2019

UKAD Athlete Commission statement following Russia’s missed WADA deadline

• The Russian Anti-Doping Agency must once again be declared non-compliant and suspended. • President, Sir Craig Reedie and Director General, Olivier Niggli should show leadership and take responsibility for WADA’s decision making. • We call on WADA to do what is right by the athletes, their families, their...

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