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News 16/08/2019

Adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee sanctions Samson Siasia

The adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee has found Mr Samson Siasia, a former official of the Nigeria Football Federation, guilty of having accepted that he would receive bribes in relation to the manipulation of matches in violation of the FIFA Code of Ethics. The formal ethics proceedings against Mr...

News 12/08/2019

Motorsport athlete Newman banned for two years

Motorsport athlete, Peter Newman, has been suspended from all sport for a period of two years following an Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV). Mr Newman tested positive for the presence of the prohibited substance carboxy-THC (a metabolite of cannabis), following an in-competition test at the 2018 Tuto Money Super One British...

News 12/08/2019

Karate Athlete Joane Orbon Accepts Sanction for ADRV

USADA announced today that Joane Orbon, of San Jose, Calif., an athlete in the sport of karate, has accepted a nine-month sanction after testing positive for a prohibited substance from a contaminated supplement. Orbon, 24, tested positive for di-hydroxy-LGD-4033, a metabolite of LGD-4033, as the result of an in‐competition urine...

News 09/08/2019

WADA Compliance Review Committee update

The independent Compliance Review Committee (CRC) of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) held its latest meeting on 6-7 August 2019 in Montreal, Canada, to discuss a number of issues related to compliance with the World Anti-Doping Code (Code). In particular, these included: • An update regarding the analysis of...

08/08/2019

Rugby union athlete receives sanction

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) today acknowledged the decision of Rugby Australia to impose a two-year ban on athlete Alex Hatzis for the presence of a prohibited substance. Mr Hatzis returned an Adverse Analytical Finding (AAF) from an in-competition doping control test on 14 July 2018. His sample was...

News 08/08/2019

World Archery suspends Archery Association of India on 5 August 2019

• Indian athletes will still be permitted to compete at the upcoming World Archery Youth Championships. World Archery has suspended the Archery Association of India effective Monday 5 August 2019. A previous executive board decision gave a deadline of the end of July for the election situation to be...

08/08/2019

Statement of agent Sean Kiernan on Robert Quinn

I am extremely disappointed in the NFL for following through with this suspension. In life there are real world instances where a totality of the circumstances must be analyzed. This is one such case.  Rob has a medical history with seizures that requires him to take multiple doses of...

07/08/2019

Powerlifting athlete receives sanction

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) today acknowledged the decision of Powerlifting Australia (PA) to impose a two-year ban on athlete Lauren Simpson for the presence and use of a prohibited substance. Ms Simpson returned an Adverse Analytical Finding (AAF) from an out-of-competition doping control test on 13 July 2018....

05/08/2019

Nadezhda Fedorova suspended for anti-doping violation

• Russian cross-country skier receives four-year suspension The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has suspended Russian cross-country skier Nadezhda Fedorova for four years for committing an anti-doping violation. The PyeongChang 2018 Paralympian returned an adverse analytical finding for oxandrolone metabolites in a urine sample provided on 26 October 2018 in an...

05/08/2019

WADA lifts partial suspension of Stockholm laboratory’s accreditation for a specific analytical method

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) announces that, in accordance with the International Standard for Laboratories (ISL), Sir Craig Reedie, Chairman of WADA’s Executive Committee (ExCo), has approved lifting the partial suspension of the accreditation of the Doping Control Laboratory at the Karolinska University Hospital (Stockholm Laboratory) as it relates...

02/08/2019

Issam Taweel suspended and fined for tennis match-fixing offences

• Egyptian player ranked 1192 in ITF World Tennis singles will serve a three year suspension and pay $2,000 fine  Egyptian tennis player Issam Taweel has been suspended for five years and fined $15,000  for match-fixing and other associated corruption offences. Two years of the ban and $13,000 of...

02/08/2019

Tennis official Svetlana Teryaeva suspended after failing to report a corrupt approach

Russian tennis official Svetlana Teryaeva has been suspended for six months and fined $1,000 after failing to report a corrupt approach, and knowledge of corrupt activity, to the Tennis Integrity Unit. Four months of the ban and all of the fine are suspended on condition that no further offences...

01/08/2019

Swimming Athlete William Licon Accepts Public Warning

USADA announced today that William Licon, of Austin, Texas, an athlete in the sport of swimming, has accepted a public warning for his anti-doping rule violation. Licon, 24, declared the use of an inhaler called Breo Ellipta, which contains the prohibited substance vilanterol trifenatate, during an out-of-competition test on June...

01/08/2019

Rugby union player James banned for four years

Welsh Rugby Union player, Todd James, of Cross Keys RFC, has been suspended from all sport for a period of four years following an Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV). Mr James tested positive for the presence of the prohibited substance ostarine following an in-competition test, after a match between Pontypridd RFC...

01/08/2019

‘At the Limit’ Report

Some professional footballers are playing in almost 80 games and travelling more than 100,000 kilometres each year to represent their national team as the match calendar becomes increasingly congested at the pinnacle of the game, new research by FIFPro shows. With football authorities vying to give their leagues or tournaments...

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