12th December 2018

Sports Integrity Briefs – 12 December 2018

• Olympic cyclist Jess Varnish has outlined the ‘extreme control’ that British Cycling had over her life in an attempt to prove to a Manchester Employment Tribunal that she was a employee of British Cycling, which would then allow her to bring a discrimination claim against the body, reports The Guardian. Varnish alleges that she had to have monthly skin fold tests to ascertain how much fat she had put on, as well as take pictures of her food to send to coaches. Varnish launched a legal action against British Cycling and UK Sport in November last year, alleging that she suffered sex discrimination, detriment for whistleblowing, victimisation and unfair dismissal.

• The California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) has granted Jon Jones a temporary licence to compete, allowing him to face Alexander Gustafsson in the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s (UFC) 232 main event on 29 December in Las Vegas, reports Yahoo Sports. Jones was sanctioned with a 15 month ban for his second violation of UFC Anti-Doping Policy in September, however his suspension was backdated and expired on 28 October. It is understood that Jones has also in principle agreed to voluntary testing performed by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA) for the next four months.

• The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has completed an audit of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA), which took place today and yesterday. It is understood that the results of the audit will be announced at a later date. One of the requirements listed in WADA’s Roadmap to Compliance was that WADA must audit RUSADA within four months of reinstatement. When RUSADA was reinstated on 20 September, WADA said that the audit would ascertain if RUSADA ‘continue to meet compliance standards’ under the International Standard for Code Compliance by Signatories (ISCCS).

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