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News 18/02/2019

World experts supporting IAAF’s Eligibility Regulations for athletes with DSD at the CAS this week

The IAAF believes that equal treatment of men and women is not just a formal requirement of its Constitution but that empowering girls and women through athletics is a core value of the organisation, at the heart of what it believes the sport can offer to participants and to...

News 13/02/2019

ESSA reports 267 suspicious betting alerts in 2018

International betting integrity body ESSA (Sports Betting Integrity) reported 83 cases of suspicious betting to the relevant authorities during the fourth quarter of 2018, bringing the annual total to 267 cases. Tennis (178) and football (52) constituted 86% of all alerts during the year. Geographically, Europe maintained its position...

News 13/02/2019

International Athlete-Led Movement Launches ‘to change sport for the better and bring it into the 21st century’

• New Athlete-led Movement called Global Athlete to inspire and lead positive change across the world of sport and to balance the power between athletes and sports administrators. • Rio 2016 Olympic Champion Callum Skinner to play leading role in mobilizing athletes following unprecedented athlete uprising calling for changes...

News 12/02/2019

Protecting the Integrity of Australian Sport

• In responding to the Wood Review of Australia’s Sports Integrity Arrangements, the Australian Government has unveiled landmark reforms that will ensure Australia is a world leader in clean, safe and fair sport. In responding to the Wood Review of Australia’s Sports Integrity Arrangements, the Liberal Nationals Government will today...

News 11/02/2019

US Para ice hockey player suspended

• Tyler Carron failed anti-doping test at PyeongChang 2018 The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has suspended the US Para ice hockey player Tyler Carron for 18 months for committing an anti-doping violation. The two-time Paralympian returned an adverse analytical finding for methadone in a urine sample provided on 12 March 2018...

News 08/02/2019

IPC to lift Russia suspension

• RPC to be conditionally reinstated by 15 March 2019 The International Paralympic Committee will conditionally lift the suspension of the Russian Paralympic Committee (RPC) by 15 March 2019. The decision to reinstate the RPC’s IPC membership under strict conditions was taken by the IPC Governing Board after the RPC served...

News 06/02/2019

Stewards Report – Darren Weir

The Racing Appeals and Disciplinary (RAD) Board today disqualified trainer Darren Weir for a period of four years for four breaches of the Australian Rules of Racing (AR). Mr Weir was found guilty by the RAD Board of three charges of possessing an electric or electronic apparatus capable of affecting...

News 05/02/2019

The ECHR rejects the request of Claudia Pechstein to refer her case to the Grand Chamber of the ECHR

• The matter Pechstein/Mutu/CAS/Switzerland is now over and the ECHR judgment of 2 October 2018 becomes final and binding The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has noted the ruling of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in relation to the cases between Claudia Pechstein (speed skating /...

News 01/02/2019

WADA welcomes latest Court of Arbitration for Sport decisions

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) welcomes the decisions of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) issued today (1 February) in 12 disciplinary cases against athletes that stem from the WADA-commissioned investigation conducted by Prof. Richard McLaren into institutionalized doping in Russia. CAS agreed with the reports issued by Prof....

News 01/02/2019

The CAS issues decisions in 12 first instance disciplinary procedures concerning Russian track & field athletes

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has issued decisions in 12 first- instance disciplinary procedures in which it replaced the Russian Athletics Federation (RUSAF), which is currently suspended and unable to manage any disciplinary procedures, in accordance with the IAAF regulations. The procedures stem from the investigation conducted...

News 29/01/2019

Whitehouse, Wicker, Jackson Lee, Burgess introduce Rodchenkov Act

• Following slap on the wrist from WADA for massive Russian doping operation, members of Congress hit back with bill to criminalize international doping fraud One week after the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) failed to suspend the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) for missing a crucial December 31, 2018, deadline,...

News 29/01/2019

FIFA holds meeting on situation of player Al Araibi and calls for urgent solution

FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura welcomed yesterday at the Home of FIFA in Zurich the former Australian international Craig Foster and Mr Brendan Schwab from the World Players Association, who had requested an urgent meeting to discuss the situation of the player Hakeem al Araibi. Mr. Al-Araibi is a football...

News 29/01/2019

NADA and Sportradar agree partnership

The National Anti-Doping Agency of Germany (NADA) will in future partner with Sportradar AG as part of its Intelligence & Investigation work. NADA will include Sportradar in the investigation and determination of doping relevant issues. Sportradar’s Intelligence and Investigation Services, particularly in the area of Open Source Intelligence, as well...

News 28/01/2019

FINA statement – Sun Yang

FINA is aware of the reports in The Sunday Times and other media outlets regarding Chinese swimmer Sun Yang. In accordance with FINA’s Anti-Doping Policy (FINA DC Rules 14.1.5 and 14.3.3) and the decision of the Doping Panel, FINA is not authorised to comment the case. Moreover, FINA will...

News 28/01/2019

Statement on amnesty from Alex Marshall – ICC General Manager – Anti-Corruption

“As we approach the end of our 15-day amnesty period for those who previously failed to report information regarding corrupt approaches in Sri Lankan cricket, I would like to thank everyone who has come forward to share information. We have seen a positive response with several people providing new...

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