5th February 2020

Sports Integrity Briefs – 5 February 2020

• The Korea Anti-Doping Agency (KADA) has received a list of 15 athletes who have illegally purchased prohibited substances from the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (KFDA), it announced in a statement (click here to download in Korean). It is understood that KADA had to put in a request to the Korean Republic’s data protection commission in order to obtain the list from the KFDA, after which it received approval for ‘continuous provision’ of any athlete names from the KFDA. ‘Based on this incident, KADA will work closely with the KDFA to create a fair sporting environment and to protect athlete health’, reads the statement.

• Cyclist Jakob Fuglsang has denied ever meeting Dr. Michele Ferrari, after journalists obtained a Cycling Anti-Doping Foundation (CADF) Report which concluded that he was using a doping programme devised by the banned doctor. ‘I contest that I have met with Dr. Ferrari’, wrote the Astana Pro Team cyclist on Instagram (below). ‘I am not aware of any report and I can confirm that no procedure has even been opened by competent anti-doping authorities against me’. Astana has also denied collaborating with Dr. Ferrari.

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• Wrestler Jenny Fransson has reported an adverse analytical finding (AAF) for methyltestosterone, the Swedish Olympic Committee (SOK) has confirmed. Fransson is understood to have requested analysis of her B sample which, if also positive, could result in her missing the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. ‘Last Thursday, my whole life collapsed’, wrote the Rio 2016 bronze medalist in the 69kg category in an Instagram post (below). ‘Something I thought could never happen to me has now happened, and right now I feel more dead than alive’.

• The Russian judo federation has sanctioned Patimat Gamzatov (Патимат Гамзатову) with a two year ban for an anti-doping rule violation (ADRV), the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) confirmed. Gamzatov is the Dagestan judo champion in the -48kg category. 

• Russian Wrestler Bilyal Makhov (Билял Махов) has returned an adverse analytical finding (AAF), reports Russian State news agency TASS. Makhov was awarded Silver in the 120kg category at the London 2012 Olympics, after Davit Modzmanashvili (დავით მოძმანაშვილი) was stripped of his medal for an anti-doping rule violation. Makhov has recently returned to competition following injury.

• The international motorcycling federation (FIM) held a hearing into charges that Andrea Iannone has committed an anti-doping rule violation (ADRV) at its Swiss headquarters today. The Italian MotoGP rider was provisionally suspended after returning an adverse analytical finding (AAF) for steroids in December last year, and he requested analysis of his B sample days later.

• The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has ruled that it does not have the jurisdiction to rule on whether the 50km race walk should be included in the women’s programme for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. World Athletics initially agreed to retain the women’s 50km race walk for Tokyo 2020, however it appears it was later removed, as it no longer features as part of the programme.

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