5th April 2018

Sports Integrity Briefs – 5 April 2018

• Maribor police have detained two people on suspicion of theft and resale of substances prohibited in sport. One of the detained is Boris Špes, an employee of the UKC Maribor hospital, reports Večer newspaper, however this has not been confirmed by the hospital or the police. The other is Igor Šalamun, a coach with AD Štajerska, the athletics club confirmed in a statement, which added that Šalamun only coached a group of 30 recreational athletes that included Špes. It is understood that Slovenian police will make a statement regarding the arrests tomorrow.

• UEFA’s Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) has warned FC Zenit and Dmitri Poloz, after the player returned to his dressing room before attending doping control after the Russian’s club’s 1-0 loss to Celtic in February. “In this case our player, Dmitry Poloz did not have time to stop and he went to the dressing room through habit”, a spokesperson for the Russian club told the Scottish Sun. “Our medical staff immediately informed him he had to go to the doping room. He did not spend any time in the dressing room”.

• The Slovenian Anti-Doping Organisation (SLOADO) has sanctioned distance runner Domen Hafner with a four year ban, after a 29 January test resulted in an adverse analytical finding (AAF) for Darbepoetin, a re-engineered form of erythropoietin. Hafner, a former cyclist and the national champion in the half marathon, was tested upon his return from the Dubai Marathon, where he finished 17th.

• UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) has provided educational training to Cyprus Anti-Doping Authority (CyADA) employees to helps develop their national educational strategy, it announced in a statement. It is part of an ongoing programme of work between the two organisations, following a Doping Control seminar in November.

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