Demonising Justin Gatlin
13th September 2015
• The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has announced that 20 of the 55 athletes who reported an adverse analytical finding (AAF) from re-analysis of 710 samples taken at the Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Olympics are weightlifters. The IWF said that 10 AAFs involved retests of samples taken from weightlifters at the Beijing 2008 Olympics, and 10 involved London 2012 retests. Without going into detail, the IWF said that the 20 involved medal winners.
• A Munich regional court has banned the international basketball federation (FIBA) and its subsidiary, FIBA Europe, from threatening to sanction national federations, national leagues or clubs in Europe for joining the rival Euroleague competition. However, the court dismissed a request from Euroleague Commercial Assets (ECA) requiring FIBA and FIBA Europe to publicly declare that clubs and leagues are free to register for the Eurocup competition.
• Tunisia’s Habiba Ghribi has received London 2012 Olympic and 2011 World Championships gold medals in the 3,000m steeplechase in a special ceremony reports AFP, after both titles were stripped from Yuliya Zaripova. In March, the IAAF won an appeal against a Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) decision that allowed Zaripova to keep both medals.
• Two former Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) officials have received life bans for the second time, after ZIFA was dissolved yesterday. According to local reports, Henrietta Rushwaya and Jonathan Musavengana were banned for alleged involvement in match-fixing at a meeting yesterday, where the National Football Association of Zimbabwe (NFAZ) was set up.