News 25 July 2016

Sports Integrity Briefs – 25 July 2016

• The National Football League (NFL) has rejected statements from four players connected to doping allegations aired in an Al Jazeera investigation in December last year, stating that it will need to interview the players. The four players concerned – James Harrison, Clay Matthews, Julius Peppers and Mike Neal – will now need to explain alleged connections to pharmacologists implicated in the documentary.

• Singaporean match-fixer ‘Dan’ Tan Seet-Eng has been implicated alongside Raffles Money Change (RMC) in an US Department of Justice (DoJ) investigation into 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), announced Wednesday last week, reports The New Paper.

• South Korean police have spoken to three Korean Baseball Organisation (KBO) players concerning match-fixing, reports the Associated Press. The KBO and the police have yet to release a statement.

• The International Skating Union (ISU) has implemented a new long-term storage and reanalysis policy for samples taken in anti-doping tests. To view the new policy, click here.

• A Korean court has rejected an appeal for more lenient sentencing from 2014 StarCraft world champion, Lee ‘Life’ Seung-Hyun, who was convicted of match-fixing in February, reports Yonhap news agency. The court upheld the original sentence of 18 months imprisonment suspended for three years, with a 70,000,000 won (€55,900) fine.

• The Mouvement Pour un Cyclisme Credible (MPCC) has announced that 11 Tour de France teams submitted 33 riders to cortisol checks. No cortisol level were below the voluntary MPCC norm.

• Indian wrestler Narsingh Yadav has reported a positive test for a banned steroid, reports Reuters.

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