News 27th March 2019

Sports Integrity Briefs – 27 March 2019

Hsu Shu-ching (許淑淨) of Taiwan was issued with a three year ban in January 2018 after retuning an adverse analytical finding (AAF) for a prohibited substance at the end of 2017, the weightlifter confirmed in a statement on Facebook (see below). The Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee (CTOC) did not make the decision public due to concerns over athlete privacy, reports Focus Taiwan. However, it is understood that the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has asked the  CTOC to make all ADRVs public. Article 14.3.2 of the World Anti-Doping Code mandates that all anti-doping rule violations (ADRVs) are published. Hsu won Gold in the 53kg category at the London 2012 Olympics and the Rio 2016 Olympics.

Posted by 許淑淨Hsu Shu-Ching on Tuesday, 26 March 2019

• The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) has charged Montenegro with ‘Racist behaviour’ in relation to its 25 March Euro 2020 qualifier against England, as well as with a number of other breaches of its Regulations. The case will be heard on 16 May.

• US investigators have told InsideWorldFootball that there are likely to be more indictments against FIFA executives in the future. Speaking at the SIGA Sport Forum V in New York. US investigators told delegates that investigations into FIFA are not finished, and could go on for another ten years.

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