News 13 July 2016

Sports Integrity Briefs – 13 July 2016

• Professor Richard McLaren has confirmed that he will deliver his report into allegations that the Sochi 2014 laboratory was corrupt on Monday 18 July at a press conference in Toronto at 9am EDT. On 18 May, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) appointed McLaren to investigate allegations made by Dr. Grigory Rodchenkov that the laboratory used at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics was corrupt.

• The Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) has announced that for the second quarter of 2016 (April to June), it received 73 match alerts through the memorandums of understanding that it holds with betting organisations. A breakdown shows that none of these alerts related to Grand Slam events; two relate to the ATP Tour; 14 relate to the ATP Men’s Challenger series; 33 relate to the ITF Men’s Futures series; and 24 relate to the ITF Women’s Series. From January to March, the TIU reported 48 match alerts. For the whole of 2015, 246 match alerts were received. The six month total for 2016 now stands at 121. The TIU has also increased the number of full time investigators on its staff to five, and is working with the organisers of the Rio 2016 Olympics.

Andy Brown, Editor of The Sports Integrity Initiative, will be speaking at the Sports Corruption 2016 conference in London tomorrow. For details on the event, which is run by MBL Seminars, please click here.

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