News 24th November 2015

Sports integrity briefs – 24 Nov. 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.

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