News 2nd December 2019

Sports Integrity Briefs – 2 December 2019

• The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) of World Athletics has sanctioned a 17 year old Kenyan 800m runner with a four year ban, after she tested positive for norandosterone. Angela Ndungwa Munguti’s ban will run from 7 October 2018, when she returned an adverse analytical finding (AAF) at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires. The full Decision is available in PDF format below.

• Spain’s Policía Nacional arrested nine people in connection with match-fixing and money laundering, following assistance provided by Europol sports corruption experts. ‘The documentation seized during the first phase [of Operation Oikos] in May 2019 revealed that the suspects made deals to arrange results of second division matches so the team could reach the playoffs and enter the first division in the Spanish National League’, read a statement from the European police network.

• Powerlifter Jason Anderson has been sanctioned with a two year ban after admitting an anti-doping rule violation (ADRV) following an adverse analytical finding (AAF) for tamoxifen on 13 May 2019. The full Sports Tribunal of New Zealand (STNZ) Decision (click PDF below to open) reveals that Anderson listed paracetamol, Viralex, MusclePharm pre-workout; and 2MA tablets as substances he had taken within the last seven days.

• The National Football League (NFL) has suspended Josh Shaw of the Arizona Cardinals until the conclusion of the 2020 season, for betting on NFL games on multiple occasions this season. ‘A league investigation uncovered no evidence indicating any inside information was used or that any game was compromised in any way’, read a statement. ‘Nor was there evidence suggesting any awareness by teammates, coaches or other players of his betting activity’. Shaw can appeal his suspension through the NFL’s Collective Bargaining Agreement with the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) within three days, or he may petition for reinstatement on or after 15 February 2021.

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