Demonising Justin Gatlin
13th September 2015
• The FIFA Ethics Committee has sanctioned Tai Nicholas, former General Secretary of the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC), with an eight year ban for misappropriating FIFA funds. Details regarding the investigation into the financing of the OFC Home of Football were published by The Sports Integrity Initiative in April last year.
• Broc Tickle has been sanctioned with a two year ban following an adverse analytical finding (AAF) for 5-methylhexan-2-amine, the international motorcycling federation (FIM) has announced. The Supercross rider was provisionally suspended in April last year, and the FIM refused a request to lift his provisional suspension in June last year. The full decision (click here to download) reveals that Tickle maintains that he did not intend to dope, and argued that the substance is present in common products, such as shampoo, or that his AAF may have been due to nutritional supplements.
• Christina Kollmann-Forstner has been provisionally suspended, the Austrian anti-doping commission (ÖADR) announced on 28 May (download announcement), due to documents indicating that she had engaged in blood doping. The international cycling union (UCI) announced that Kollmann-Forstner had been provisionally suspended due to ‘information received from the law enforcement authorities of Austria in the context of the Operation Aderlass’, the ongoing investigation into the customers of Dr. Mark Schmidt.
• Jarrion Lawson has been sanctioned with a four year ban for an anti-doping rule violation (ADRV) involving epitrenbolone, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) announced. The US long jumper and sprinter, who won Silver in the long jump at the London 2017 Worlds, returned an adverse analytical finding (AAF) at the Seiko Golden Grand Prix Osaka 2018, the full Decision reveals (PDF below). His ban will run from 3 August 2018.
• Ioannis Kryiazis has been charged with an anti-doping rule violation (ADRV) involving LGD-4033, a selective androgen receptor modulator (SARM). A notice of allegation has been sent to the Greek Javelin athlete, the list of provisional suspensions published by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) confirmed.
• Alex Gorgees has accepted a 16 month sanction for violating the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s (UFC) Anti-Doping Policy, the organisation announced. The Australian mixed martial arts fighter returned adverse analytical findings (AAFs) for a metabolite of drostanolone and a long-term metabolite of dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (DHCMT), 4-chloro-18-nor-17β-hydroxymethyl,17α-methyl-5α-androst-13-en-3α-ol (M3). ‘Gorgees immediately came forward with detailed evidence of his use of prohibited substances before entering the UFC Anti-Doping Program and continued to cooperate throughout USADA’s investigation related to his use, even after his release from the UFC’, read a statement. ‘As a result, Gorgees received a reduction from the maximum two-year period of ineligibility for a doping offense involving a non-Specified Substance’.
• The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has published an updated list of sanctions against athletes for violating its anti-doping rules. Three athletes from China, India, Italy, Kenya, and Russia feature on the list (PDF below).
• Asian U23 Championship Silver medalist in the 53kg category, Reena, has reported an adverse analytical finding (AAF), reports The Indian Express. The Wrestling Federation of India told the newspaper that she had received an injection to treat pain on the advice of a family member, who is also a wrestling coach.
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