Demonising Justin Gatlin
13th September 2015
• The regional court of Munich is due to decide whether or not to lift an injunction barring the international basketball association (FIBA) and its European subsidiary (FIBA Europe) from sanctioning or threatening to sanction national associations, leagues and clubs for taking part in the rival Euroleague competition.
• Albanian club KF Skenderbeu has filed an appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against UEFA’s decision to declare it ineligible to participate in the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League, following an investigation into match-fixing. The CAS said that it would issue a ruling by 6 July at the latest.
• Maria Sharapova’s lawyer, John Haggerty, has asked the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to apologise for ‘unprofessional’ comments made by its President, Sir Craig Reedie, reports Reuters. “For me the only satisfactory element in Madame Sharapova’s case was that in one year she can earn more money than the whole of WADA’s budget put together,” Reedie told journalists attending WADA’s media symposium in London on Monday.
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