4th May 2018

Sports Integrity Briefs – 4 May 2018

• The Moldovan Prosecutor’s Office for Fighting Crime and Special Causes (PCCOCS) has investigated ‘a football club based in the capital’ which it suspects of tax fraud, it announced. The PCCOCS said that the clubs accounts indicated that it had made 60 million lei (€3 million) in unofficial payments to players, managers and club officials, ‘causing the State budget damages of 10 million lei’ (€506,000). “Documents were confiscated proving that the payments were personally made by Adlan Şişcanov”, PCCOCS prosecutor, Lilian Bacalîm, told local media. Şişcanov is a businessman who funded FC Dacia Chișinău, which is understood to have folded after he left the country in September last year. 

• The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has reported that three weightlifters have been provisionally suspended after reporting adverse analytical finings (AAF). Asomuddin Sangov of Tajikistan reported an AAF for methylhexanamine; Sunatullo Oyev reported an AAF for metylhexanamine and furosemide; and Fazal Karim of Afghanistan reported an AAF for methylhexanamine.

• The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has agreed a partnership with the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES), which will assist its anti-doping programme, it was announced last month. Under the partnership, the CCES will monitor athlete whereabouts compliance, develop a test distribution plan, and organise all out of competition testing.

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