News 2 March 2016

Sports Integrity Briefs – 2 March 2016

• Players for Belgian club Oud-Heverlee Leuven are considering pursing criminal charges against journalists who accused them of gambling on football, which is against the rules of the Jupiler League (Belgium’s top league). ‘The players who have been targeted in the press deny, in every way, any involvement and are considering criminal charges against the journalists who have put their good name into disrepute’, read a club statement. ‘The club has immediately taken responsibility at the Belgian football association (KBVB) has been informed. As a club, we will cooperate fully with any investigation.’

• The Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee of the UK Parliament has published a transcript of evidence given to it on 24 February as part of its inquiry into match-fixing in tennis. A large escalation into the number of alerts passed to the tennis authorities was highlighted by Nigel Willerton of the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU).

• Figures provided to by the Irish Greyhound Board show that 58 sanctions were issued in relation to 5,331 samples taken from greyhounds during 2015, reports the Irish Examiner. A total of 33 sanctions were also issued to trainers and owners in relation to doping greyhounds.


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