8th November 2018

Sports Integrity Briefs – 8 November 2018

Young People’s Perceptions of Sports Integrity will take place at Loughborough University today, an investigation organised by the Loughborough Collaboration for Sports Integrity (CSI). At the event, Loughborough University and College students will meet with academics, policymakers and stakeholders in sport in an open dialogue about how policy can help underpin sports integrity, and what role young people can play in this. Andy Brown, editor of The Sports Integrity Initiative, will attend.

• The Mouvement Pour un Cyclisme Crédible (MPCC) has received an invitation from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to a meeting designed to resolve differences between the two bodies. ‘The Movement for a Credible Cycling (MPCC) received on November 5th 2018 a response from World Anti-Doping Agency’s President Sir Craig Reedie to its last letter, read a statement. ‘World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)’s President states in his letter that there is “obviously a difference of opinion” between the two bodies. He concludes with a formal invitation to meet the president of the Movement for a Credible Cycling in order to “discuss these matters further”. MPCC accepts this invitation from WADA’s governing body.’

• The US Federal Government has given the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) its approval to begin investigating potential violations by several Universities in the ongoing College basketball investigations, reports Yahoo. It is understood that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has been in constant contact with the NCAA since it arrested ten people in September last year in connection to two alleged fraud and corruption schemes.

• The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) reports that 33 illegal offshore gambling sites have withdrawn from the Australian betting market over the past 12 months, due to reforms to the Interactive Gambling Act (IGA) that allowed it to take stricter action against unlicensed sites. Following changes to the IGA in September 2017, the ACMA investigated 138 internet sites, of which 58% were not providing services in Australia, rising to 83% after ACMA compliance action.

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