News 18 December 2015

Sports Integrity Briefs – 18 Dec. 2015

• Mountain biker Rourke Croeser has been provisionally suspended by Cycling South Africa (CSA) after testing positive for erythropoietin (EPO) on 30 August. ‘Mr. Croeser was placed under provisional suspension as of 8 October 2015, the date on which he was notified of the adverse analytical finding’, read a CSA statement. ‘The case will now be referred to the Independent Doping Hearing Panel for hearing and adjudication’.

• The Brazilian Automobile Confederation (CBA) has suspended former IndyCar driver Raphael Matos (pictured) for two years, after he failed a drug test in October. ‘The Disciplinary Committee of the Superior Court of Sports Justice, in a trial held on 15 December 2015, has levied a two-year suspension against the pilot Raphael Costa Silva Matos, with the loss of points and awards from the round in which he did the drug test’, read a reported CBA statement. The CBA proceedings were held on 15 December, as this circular indicates.

• The Federation Italiana Rugby has signed a three-year deal for Sportradar to provide its Fraud Detection System and its Fraud Prevention Services to Italy’s top rugby union league (the Eccellenza).

• The management on the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) has followed its Director General, Ramil Khabriev, in resigning their positions, reports Reuters. Khabriev’s resignation was accepted at a 10 December meeting of the RUSADA founders, as reported by the Sports Integrity Initiative on Monday.

• Former Honduran President Rafael Callejas was released on bail Thursday, two days after pleading not guilty in a New York court over allegations relating to investigations by US authorities into corruption in football, reports AFP.

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