News 27 September 2016

Sports Integrity Briefs – 27 September

• Four athletes from the Sarawak Malaysia Games in July have tested positive for prohibited substances, Malaysia’s anti-doping agency (ADAMAS) told the New Straits Times. One is a weightlifter, who is understood to have tested positive for steroids; another is a boxer, understood to have tested positive for diuretics; who two more are archers, who tested positive for sibutramine.

• The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has provided a Russian translation of its Independent Person (IP) Report compiled by Richard McLaren, two months after it was first released in English. The Russian version is available by clicking here.

• Belgium’s NADO Flanders has launched a programme designed to prevent doping in sport within the prison population. NADO Flanders has partnered with De Rode Antraciet – which offers the opportunity to participate in sports to inmates – to launch a series of films relating to the dangers of doping in sport.

• The US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) and the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) have changed the Arbitration Rules under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy to allow athletes to recover the entire filing fee if there is a finding of ‘no violation’ or ‘no fault or negligence’. The cost of the filing fee has also been reduced, and a refund schedule has been adopted for instances where a case settles early in the arbitration process. The new rules apply from 1 November this year.

• The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has confirmed that it is investigating a goal in the AFC U16 Championship game between Uzbekistan and North Korea, in which North Korea’s goalkeeper appeared to fail to chase a goal clearance that ended up in the back of the net. You can view the goal in question below.

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