12th May 2020

Sports Integrity Briefs – 12 May 2020

Dmitry Sergeyevich Badin (Дмитрий Сергеевич Бадин), wanted by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in connection to hacks into the world’s anti-doping systems under the ‘Fancy Bears’ monicker, has also been implicated in hacks into the 2016 US Presidential election and into Germany’s Bundestag, reports the Süeddeutsche Zeitung. The newspaper reports that Germany has followed the US by issuing a warrant for his arrest. Badin was already named as an agent of Russia’s Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU), a military intelligence agency in the US Department of Justice’s (DoJ) indictment (PDF below). Investigative work by Bellingcat has underlined Badin’s links to the GRU. For details on how Fancy Bears was operated by GRU agents in an attempt to destabilise the world’s anti-doping system, as well as its links to other hacking operations, click here or here.

• The Football Federation of Cambodia (FFC) has banned four football officials for life after finding them guilty of embezzling approximately 30% of the federation’s funds between 2015 to 2019 – a total amount of US$60,000. In a statement (below), the FFC announced that the four banned were May Tola, the FFC’s Deputy Secretary General; Tuy Vicheka, Head Referee; Chhaing Piseth, Financial Director; and Kol Sophearom, Administration Officer. At a press conference (see below), FFC Secretary General Keo Sareth said that the four had siphoned off sponsorship money provided by a beer company. Sareth said that the FFC would seek criminal action against Tola.

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Rémy Di Gregorio has been sanctioned with a four year ban after returning an adverse analytical finding (AAF) for Darbepoetin, a re-engineered form or erythropoietin (EPO), the international cycling union’s (UCI) list of sanctioned athletes reveals. The French cyclist was competing for Team Nippo Delko One Provence when he returned the AAF at the Paris-Nice race in March 2018, and his ban will expire on 7 March 2022. He was dismissed from Confidis after being arrested on suspicion of doping at the 2012 Tour de France, but successfully sued the team for unfair dismissal, after products in his possession turned out to be vitamins.

• The Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) has sanctioned eleven players for betting on matches in which they participated, as part of a plan to fix a game to end with less than two goals. It is understood that the eleven, all members of the U21 Dong That team, bet VND150 million (€5,944) that a 19 June 2019 game against Vinh Long would end with two goals or less. It finished 1-1, which is understood to have earned the players VND133 million (€5,270) plus their stake – a total of VND283 million (€11,214), which they split. The VFF’s statement said that Huynh Van Tien, understood to be the ringleader, was sanctioned with a five year ban and a fine of VND5 million (€198). The other ten players were sanctioned with six month bans and fines of VND2.5 million (€99).

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