4th September 2019

Sports Integrity Briefs – 4 September 2019

• The Russian Athletics Federation (RusAF) has sent a briefing note to the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) detailing ‘measures to bring RusAF in line with the World Anti-Doping Code’. A RusAF statement said that the need for such a document – which details measures RusAF has taken from January 2016 to present – was agreed with the IAAF Task Force on RusAF’s reinstatement on 16 August. The 218th IAAF Council meeting, which will debate whether RusAF has met the conditions required for reinstatement into international competition, will take place on 23 September in Doha ahead of the Doha 2019 IAAF World Championships (27 Sept. to 6 Oct.). Yesterday, RusAF disqualified an athletics coach from judging competitions, after he was found to have shaved the times of athletes he coached. However, there was no mention of a coaching ban.

• Over 40 people, including 30 football players, coaches and team officials have appeared before a Valencia court as part of a match-fixing trial, reports AP. It is understood that the charges relate to Real Zaragoza’s 2-1 victory over Levante at the end of the 2010/11 season. It is understood that prosecutors allege that Zaragoza paid almost €1 million to Levante’s players to lose the game. The case was brought forward by the Spanish State prosecutor in 2015.

• Irish police are conducting an investigation into potential match-fixing in Limerick. An Garda Síochána confirmed that its National Economic Crime Bureau (GNECB) had conducted a search at Hogan Park, former home of Limerick FC. The ground is still used by the club’s youth teams.

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