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News 27/01/2020

ICF decision on Laurence Vincent Lapointe

• An anti-doping panel convened by the International Canoe Federation has delivered its decision on a positive drug test returned by Canadian canoe sprint athlete Laurence Vincent Lapointe. After taking into consideration scientific expert evidence provided by Ms Vincent Lapointe’s legal team, and also the miniscule traces of ligandrol...

News 25/01/2020

Lifetime ban and $200,000 fine for Joao Olavo Soares de Souza after conviction on match-fixing charges

• 31-year old Brazilian currently ranked 742 in ATP singles has been Provisionally Suspended from professional tennis since March 2019 Brazilian tennis player Joao Olavo Soares de Souza has received a lifetime ban together with a fine of $200,000 after being convicted of multiple match-fixing and associated corruption offences. A...

News 23/01/2020

U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee Athlete’s Advisory Council Sign Historic Agreement To Aide Athletes

The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee today announced an agreement with its Athletes’ Advisory Council to provide professional, independent operational support to enable the AAC to more effectively and professionally advise the USOPC on behalf of U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes. The Memorandum of Understanding provides the AAC...

News 23/01/2020

WADA Executive Committee appoints new Standing Committee Chairs, receives update regarding RUSADA compliance case

Today, the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA’s) Executive Committee (ExCo) held an extraordinary meeting that was graciously hosted by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at the Olympic House in Lausanne, Switzerland. Welcomed by IOC President Thomas Bach, the 12 members of the ExCo discussed in particular the appointment of five...

News 22/01/2020

WADA provisionally suspends approved status of Moscow Laboratory

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) announces that it has provisionally suspended the WADA-approved status of the National Anti-Doping Laboratory of Moscow (Moscow Laboratory), Russia, with immediate effect, pending formal disciplinary action. This provisional suspension prohibits the Moscow Laboratory from carrying out any work related to the analysis of blood samples...

News 22/01/2020

WADA launches its new ‘Testing Center’ – a ‘Next Gen’ ADAMS module that will help strengthen testing programs worldwide

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is pleased to announce that, effective today, WADA’s new ‘Testing Center’ is available for use by Anti-Doping Organizations (ADOs) via WADA’s ‘Next Gen’ Anti-Doping Administration & Management System (ADAMS).  Testing Center provides an improved means for ADOs to control, plan (forecast) and manage their...

News 22/01/2020

IWF Acts Decisively to Restore Reputation

Meeting in Doha yesterday, an extraordinary meeting of the IWF Executive Board (EB) responded to allegations made by a television report that aired on Germany’s ARD, and acted decisively to restore the IWF’s reputation. A point-by-point analysis of the allegations was considered by the IWF Executive Board before it...

News 22/01/2020

Rugby League player receives sanction

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) today acknowledged the decision of the Queensland Rugby League (QRL) to sanction athlete Reegan Creedy for the presence and use of a prohibited substance. Mr Creedy returned an Adverse Analytical Finding (AAF) from an out-of-competition doping control test on 31 January 2019. His sample...

News 22/01/2020

UKAD Statement regarding the reanalysis of athlete samples and WADA

UKAD has not refused any request from WADA. To clarify, at this moment in time we have not received any request from WADA for reanalysis of samples we hold for any sportsperson. On the specific subject of the Nike Oregon Project, in November 2019 we proactively offered to assist...

News 21/01/2020

U Sports Football Athlete Suspended for the Presence of Drostanolone

The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) announced today that Logan Fischer, a U Sports football athlete affiliated with the University of Manitoba, received a sanction of four years for an anti-doping rule violation. The athlete’s urine sample, collected during out-of-competition doping control on October 22, 2019, revealed...

News 21/01/2020

FIFA and hosts Qatar present first-ever joint FIFA World Cup™ Sustainability Strategy

• Document outlines five commitments, including human rights, diversity and environmental protection, as well as 22 sustainability-related objectives • Over 100 organisations consulted in development process to ensure robust understanding of concerns and opportunities In less than three years’ time, the FIFA World Cup™ will be held in the...

News 21/01/2020

Provisional suspension imposed on Robert Farah

Robert Farah has been provisionally suspended under Article 8.3.1(c) of the 2019 Tennis Anti-Doping Programme (the “Programme”), pending determination of the charge against him at a full hearing pursuant to Article 8 of the Programme. Mr. Farah, a 32-year-old player from Colombia, provided a urine sample as part of an...

News 20/01/2020

ILO calls sport, player unions and governments to the table over athlete rights

Athlete rights, health and representation will be the focus of the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) inaugural global dialogue on decent work in the world of sport, which opens today in Geneva. At a critical juncture when athletes are striving to assert their voice and have their rights respected, the World...

News 20/01/2020

UCI statement on Denise Betsema

The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) announces today that Ms Denise Betsema was sanctioned with a six-month ineligibility period following an anti-doping rule violation (ADRV), for the presence of an anabolic androgenic steroid in samples collected during the Telenet UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup round in Hoogerheide (the Netherlands), on 27...

News 18/01/2020

Premiership Rugby confirms Saracens to be relegated

• Premiership Rugby confirms that Saracens Rugby Club will be relegated from the Premiership at the end of the 2019-2020 season. This action follows the conclusion of dialogue between Premiership Rugby and Saracens over the club’s compliance with the Salary Cap Regulations, which began in November 2019 after the...

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