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News 24/04/2019

WADA welcomes significant decision by the Court of Arbitration for Sport

A newly developed method for detecting the use of prohibited substances in athletes has led to a significant and unprecedented 29 March 2019 decision by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in favour of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). CAS issued a final award confirming Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRVs)...

News 24/04/2019

Nine individuals sanctioned for match manipulation

The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has found nine individuals – eight players/former players as well as one players’ agent – guilty of having been involved in match manipulation in violation of art. 69 par. 1 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code (Unlawfully influencing match results). The following individuals have been banned from...

News 15/04/2019

U Sports Football Athlete Suspended for Presence of Higenamine

The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) announced today that Grant McDonald, a U SPORTS football athlete affiliated with the University of Calgary, received a 10-month sanction for an anti-doping rule violation. The athlete’s urine sample, collected during in-competition doping control on November 3, 2018, revealed the presence...

News 15/04/2019

Adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee sanctions José Maria Marin

The adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee has found Mr José Maria Marin, the former President of the Brazilian Football Association (CBF) and former member of several FIFA committees, guilty of bribery in violation of the FIFA Code of Ethics. The investigation into Mr Marin related to various bribery schemes,...

News 15/04/2019

BMX rider/cyclist receives sanction

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) today acknowledged the decision of BMX Australia and Cycling Australia to impose a four-year ban on athlete Matthew Juster for the presence and use of prohibited substances. Mr Juster returned an Adverse Analytical Finding from an Out-of-Competition Doping Control Test on 18 September 2017....

News 15/04/2019

UCI statement on Jarlinson Pantano Gomez

The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) announces that the Colombian rider Jarlinson Pantano Gomez was notified of an Adverse Analytical Finding (AAF) of Erythropoietin in a sample collected during an out-of-competition control on 26 February 2019. The control was planned and carried out by the Cycling Anti-Doping Foundation (CADF), the independent...

News 15/04/2019

Rugby league athlete receives sanction

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) today acknowledged the decision of the Australian Rugby League Commission (ARLC) Anti-Doping Tribunal to impose a two-year ban on athlete Kieran Tarrant for the use and possession of prohibited substances. Mr Tarrant breached the sport’s anti-doping policy for the use and possession of Prohibited...

News 11/04/2019

Mairbek Taisumov Accepts Sanction for Violation of UFC Anti-Doping Policy

USADA announced today that Mairbek Taisumov, of Vienna, Austria, has accepted a six-month sanction for a violation of the UFC® Anti-Doping Policy after testing positive for a prohibited substance. Taisumov, 30, tested positive for stanozolol metabolites 3′-hydroxystanozolol-O-glucuronide and 16β-hydroxystanozolol-O-glucuronide as the result of an in-competition urine sample he provided on...

News 11/04/2019

Sports Minister Mims Davies oral statement on racism in football

• Minister for Sport and Civil Society Mims Davies gave the statement to the House on April 11. The Government is concerned about the recent rise in racist abuse in football, which threatens to overshadow everything we love about our national sport. Last weekend The English Football League said it...

News 09/04/2019

Sport Ireland Statement on Funding to the Football Association of Ireland

The Board of Sport Ireland at its meeting today (April 9th) has decided to suspend and withhold future funding to the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) in accordance with Clause 1.1 of Sport Ireland’s Terms and Conditions of Grant Approval. The decision was taken in light of an acknowledgement by...

News 09/04/2019

TJ Dillashaw Accepts Sanction for Violation of UFC Anti-Doping Policy

USADA announced today that TJ Dillashaw, of Yorba Linda, Calif., has accepted a two-year sanction for a violation of the UFC® Anti-Doping Policy after testing positive for a prohibited substance. Dillashaw, 33, tested positive for recombinant human erythropoietin (rHuEPO) as the result of an in-competition urine sample he provided on...

News 08/04/2019

WADA reinstates Bucharest Laboratory

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) announces that it has reinstated the accreditation of the Romanian Doping Control Laboratory (Bucharest Laboratory) following its suspension in February 2018. The Bucharest Laboratory is therefore able to resume all of its anti-doping activities, including the analysis of urine and blood samples, with immediate...

News 04/04/2019

IBU reinforces commitment to Good Governance with GSI appointment

The International Biathlon Union (IBU) has announced the appointment of Global Sports Investigations (GSI) to operate its independent whistleblowing hotline and independent ethics office. The appointment reinforces the IBU’s commitment to enhancing its good governance structures and follows the IBU Congress’ ratification of a new Code of Ethics in September...

News 04/04/2019

Lokuhettige charged under ICC Anti-Corruption Code

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has charged former Sri Lanka player Dilhara Lokuhettige with three counts of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code. These new charges are in addition to charges imposed on him on behalf of the Emirates Cricket Board last year. • The former Sri Lanka player had...

News 02/04/2019

WMM announces landmark moment in drive for clean sport

The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) and the Abbott World Marathon Majors (AbbottWMM) today revealed a groundbreaking extensive new anti-doping investigation and intelligence-driven testing program in a landmark moment in the drive for a clean sport. Since it was founded in 2017, the AIU has worked closely with the AbbottWMM...

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