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News 05/08/2020

WADA statement on the recommendation to dismiss RUSADA’s Director General

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is extremely concerned to learn of the recommendation by the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) Supervisory Board to the Founders of RUSADA (the Russian Olympic Committee and the Russian Paralympic Committee) to dismiss from his position RUSADA’s Director General, Yuriy Ganus. On 17 July, following publication...

News 05/08/2020

How are organised crime groups involved in sports corruption?

Today, Europol publishes its report, The involvement of organised crime groups in sports corruption. The report highlights the link between sports corruption and organised crime: the characteristics of criminal networks, their structure and their modus operandi. In addition, the report analyses the different types of match-fixing as the most...

News 05/08/2020

Gymnastics NZ Independent Review

Gymnastics New Zealand (Gymnastics NZ) has recently been made aware of a number of distressing and concerning allegations of abuse within our sport – both current and historical. We acknowledge these complaints, and deeply regret, and apologise for any harm caused to athletes. Following these allegations, Gymnastics NZ, in...

News 04/08/2020

The CAS finds Ibai Salas Zorrozua guilty of an ADRV: imposes four year period of ineligibility

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has issued its decision in the arbitration procedure between the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), the Spanish Anti-Doping Agency (Agencia Española de Protección de la Salud en el Deporte) (the “AEPSAD”) and the Spanish cyclist Ibai Salas Zorrozua. The CAS Panel found that Ibai...

News 04/08/2020

BCB’s statement on FICA Media Release concerning ‘Men’s Global Employment Report 2020’

• Only four (04) individual pending payment issues out of more than 170 players and support staff from BPL 2018. BCB has initiated legal proceedings against franchisee • ICC Event prize money payment completed in full The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has noticed some misleading and misinformed claims regarding...

News 03/08/2020

FICA calls on ICC to address systematic contract breaches in ICC sanctioned cricket

FICA has today released its Men’s Global Employment Report 2020. The Report, covering the 2018/19 (pre Covid-19) report period, is based on analysis of significant statistical data research, including qualitative and quantitative surveying of more than 277 current men’s professional and international players from all nine FICA member countries. The...

News 02/08/2020

Update on investigation: Q&A document

What is FIFA’s opinion on the opening of the proceeding by Dr. Stefan Keller? • There was and is absolutely no reason to open any investigation because nothing remotely criminal has happened and there is nothing at all to suggest any form of criminal wrongdoing Is meeting a prosecutor...

News 31/07/2020

UK Athletics and Home Countries to action recommendations from Independent Review of Safeguarding

UK Athletics (UKA) and the four Home Country Athletics Federations; Athletics Northern Ireland, England Athletics, Scottish Athletics and Welsh Athletics have welcomed the publication of the Independent Review of UK Athletics Safeguarding – Executive Summary and Recommendations. The Review, first announced in December 2019 and launched in March 2020, was...

News 30/07/2020

World Athletics Council resolves to expel RusAF if payments not received by 15 August

The World Athletics Council has today decided to expel the Russian Federation (RusAF) from membership of World Athletics if it does not make the outstanding payments of a $US5 million fine and $US1.31 million in costs before 15 August. The Council, meeting by teleconference due to the ongoing global Covid-19...

News 30/07/2020

AFC Disciplinary and Ethics Committee bans a player for life

• The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Disciplinary and Ethics Committee has taken tough action on match-manipulation by banning Laos national team player, Thipphonexay Inthavongsa, from taking part in any football related activities for life. He was found to have committed offences under Article 66.1 of the AFC Disciplinary and...

News 30/07/2020

FIFA statement

FIFA acknowledges the decision of the Swiss Special Federal Public Prosecutor in opening an investigation regarding the meetings involving the FIFA President Gianni Infantino and the Swiss Attorney General Michael Lauber. FIFA, including the FIFA President, remains at the disposal of the Swiss authorities and will, as we have...

News 30/07/2020

Application to lift the immunity of Attorney General Michael Lauber and commencement of criminal proceedings against Gianni Infantino

• The Special Federal Public Prosecutor makes application to the competent parliamentary committees to grant the authority to conduct criminal proceedings against Attorney General Michael Lauber. At the same time, he commences criminal proceedings against FIFA President Gianni Infantino and the Chief Public Prosecutor of the Upper Valais, Rinaldo...

News 28/07/2020

World Athletics amends rules governing shoe technology and Olympic qualification system

World Athletics today announces further revisions to its rules governing shoe technology, which are designed to give certainty to athletes preparing for the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and to preserve the integrity of elite competition. These amendments, approved by the World Athletics Council last week, are based on significant...

News 28/07/2020

Wrestling Athlete Vladyslav Dombrovskiy Accepts Sanction for ADRV

USADA announced today that Vladyslav Dombrovskiy, of Colorado Springs, Colo. an athlete in the sport of wrestling, has accepted a four-year suspension for a violation involving his possession and use or attempted use of prohibited substances and his refusal to provide a urine sample. Dombrovskiy, 30, refused to provide a...

News 28/07/2020

WADA and IFPMA strengthen collaboration in the protection of clean sport

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that broadens the scope of information shared about marketed products as well as biomedical products that are still in the early stages of research and development, with...

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