30th October 2019

Sports Integrity Briefs – 30 October 2019

• The Paris courts plan to start the trial of Lamine Diack, former President of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and his son, Papa Massata Diack, from 13 January, reports AFP. It is understood that Lamine Diack, President of the IAAF from 1999 to 2015, is charged with ‘giving and receiving bribes’, ‘breach of trust’ and ‘organised money laundering’.

• Sandeep Patil, Joint Commissioner at Bengaluru City Police, has confirmed (below) that a bowling coach and a batsman have been arrested for match-fixing. It is understood that Bengaluru Blasters bowling coach Vinu Prasad and batsman M Viswanathan have been detained as part of investigations into a Karnataka Premier League (KPL) match against Belagavi Panthers last year. It is understood that Ali Asfak Thara, the owner of Belagavi Panthers, was arrested earlier in the month.

Istela Iane Nunes Souza has accepted a two year sanction for violating the Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC) Anti-Doping Policy, the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has announced. Nunes Souza, of São Paulo, Brazil, tested positive for multiple stanozolol metabolites, 16β-hydroxystanozolol and 3′-hydroxystanozolol as the result of an out-of-competition urine sample she provided on 22 July 2019.

• The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) has ordered Bulgaria to play its next two games behind closed doors as punishment for the racist behaviour displayed by its fans during England’s 6-0 victory over Bulgaria on 14 October. Bulgaria must display a banner with the wording ‘No to Racism’ with the UEFA logo on it during its next two home games, and must pay a €75,000 fine.

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