News 11 September 2015

Sports Integrity Briefs: 11 Sept. 2015

Paula Radcliffe’s abnormal blood value scores were 114.86, 109.86 and 109.3 in three separate blood tests, which were cleared by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), reports the BBC. It is understood that any score above 103 recorded by a female athlete can trigger an investigation.

Mo Farah has admitted to using the banned drug khat prior to it being banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). In an interview with Piers Morgan, reported in the Independent, Farah admitted using khat whilst visiting Somalia in 2003. WADA banned the stimulant, derived from a plant and chewed, later on that year.

• A documentary ‘Doped: the dirty side of sports’ will premiere on 30 September on EPIX in the US. The documentary examines athletes who feel they have been wronged by the anti-doping system. You can view an excerpt from the documentary on the New York Post’s internet site.

Prince Ali Al Hussein (pictured) has launched his manifesto for campaign to be elected as FIFA President. You can download the full manifesto by clicking here. FIFA’s Presidential election will take place on 26 February 2016.

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