25th July 2019

Sports Integrity Briefs – 25 July 2019

• The Estonian Public Prosecutors Office has confirmed that it is still investigating whether Estonian ski Coach Mati Alaver had persuaded athletes to dope, and whether that constitutes a crime under Estonian law. The Office began investigations in March, after Estonian skiers Karel Tammjärv, Andreas Veerpalu, and Algo Kärp were implicated in Operation Aderlass, a blood doping investigation into the customers of Dr. Mark Schmidt.

• The Russian Powerlifting Federation has disqualified coach Gennady Deiss (Дейса Геннадия) for two years for complicity in covering up a doping offence, following a decision taken by the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA). The Agency announced that Deiss had violated Section 2.9 of the All Russian Anti-Doping Rules, which covers complicity, and his ban would run from 4 June 2019. RUSADA also announced that Para athlete Ilya Popov had been sanctioned with a three month ban from 20 May 2019.

• England’s Football Association (FA) has charged Yerry Mina of Everton FC with misconduct in relation to its betting rules. ‘It is alleged that the defender breached FA Rule E8 (3) by participating in an advertisement for betting activity which he is prohibited from engaging in’, read an FA statement.

• The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has published the anti-doping rules for the Lausanne 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games, as well as the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) announced. The Lausanne 2020 Anti-Doping Rules are available here, and the accompanying letter here. The Tokyo 2020 Anti-Doping Rules are available here, and the accompanying letter here.

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