News 5th October 2015

Sports Integrity Briefs: 5 Oct. 2015

• Australian horse trainer Mark Riley has had a three-year ban overturned by the Victorian Supreme Court, reports 9 News. The court found that laboratories samples taken from his horse, Gold For Kev, used different measurement methods, making their results unreliable.

• One of the five Dong Nai players arrested over allegations of match-fixing in Thailand has been cleared, according to local reports. In November 2014, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) banned six Thai players in relation to a 20 July 2014 match between Dong Nai and Than Quang Ninh FC.

• Europe’s professional basketball league, the Euroleague (pictured), has extended its integrity monitoring partnership with Sport Integrity Monitor (SIM). The London-based integrity company will monitor over 35,000 basketball events per year, read a 28 September media statement.

• A Uruguayan endurance horse has tested positive for a prohibited substance, reports the Fédération Internationale Equestre (FEI). ‘Samples taken at a CEI2* event in Trinidad (URU) on 8 August 2015 from the horse LG Muneerah (FEI ID 104TQ89/URU), ridden by Fernanda Villar (URU) to win the 120-kilometre competition, have returned positive for the banned substance Guanabenz, a sedative with analgesic effect’, read an FEI statement. ‘The athlete has been provisionally suspended from the day of notification (29 September 2015). Additionally the horse has been provisionally suspended for two months.’

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