Demonising Justin Gatlin
13th September 2015
• The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has banned jockey Darren Egan for deliberately riding to lose two races as part of a conspiracy with gambler Philip Langford to place lay bets against those rides. Neither Egan nor Langford appeared at the hearing, and the reasons for the decision will be published at a later date.
• Chinese player, Yu Xiaohan, has been provisionally suspended by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) due to an apparent anti-doping regulation violation. Xiaohan was suspended on 28 September due to an Adverse Analytical Finding (AAF) from a sample taken at the 28th Summer Universiade in Gwangju (Korea) in July. The case was passed to the BWF by the International University Sports Federation (FISU) which declared a Doping Rule Violation.
• Russian Minister for Sport, Vitaly Mutko, has told AFP that he will meet with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in Frankfurt on 25-28 November to discuss a ‘roadmap’ for reform. Mutko also said that he would meet wit the IAAF in December.
Today, the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA’s) Executive Committee (ExCo) unanimously endorsed the recommendation made by the independent...