News 5th January 2016

Sports Integrity Briefs – 5 Jan. 2016

• The Spanish agency for the protection of health in sport (AEPSAD) has cleared athletes competing in the San Silvestre Crevillentina 10km road race in Alicante of avoiding testing, as alleged in Spanish newspaper Marca and on Facebook. ‘Published information maintained that some athletes had committed the offence of resistance or refusal to take a doping test’, read a 5 January AEPSAD statement. ‘The AEPSAD wishes to state that, having made the appropriate inquiries, none of the athletes selected to take a doping test after the race committed any of the acts described’. On the event’s Facebook page, a competitor wrote: ‘It seems that there were several men and women who didn’t want to take part in doping control. The first Spanish competitor apparently got lost after running away at the finish’.

• The World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) 2016 Prohibited List came into force on 1 January. Click here for the Sport Integrity Initiative’s summary of the main changes.

Japan is formulating legislation to discourage doping in sport ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, reports the Japan Times.

• Two rugby sevens players for the Botswana national team reportedly failed doping tests during an Olympic qualifying event in South Africa on 15 and 16 November.

• A number of star gamers have reportedly been disqualified from the Southeast Asian regional qualifying event for The International Dota2 Championships, an e-sports tournament, for past involvement in match-fixing.

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