News 10 February 2016

Sports Integrity Briefs – 10 Feb. 2016

• The 34 past and present Essendon players banned for doping following the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) successful appeal against an Australian Football League (AFL) decision to clear them have appealed against the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruling at the Swiss Federal Tribunal. The AFL confirmed that the appeal had been lodged on its internet site.

• Three men have been arrested in Kenya for pretending to be officials from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and attempting to extort money from an athlete, according to local reports. The three men attempted to extort Sh500,000 (€4,300) from one athlete, Eldoret police told the Standard newspaper, while Sh1 million (€€8,700) had been extorted from another athlete. The mountain city of Eldoret is often used as a base by athletes training at altitude in Kenya.

• Team India’s captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has reportedly sent a legal notice to Hindi Daily newspaper The Sun Star, seeking Rs. 100 Crores (approx. US$15 million) in damages for claims that he had fixed a test match. It is understood that the legal notice asks the publishers to retract their articles in 48 hours or face legal action.

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