News 9th April 2021

Sports Integrity Briefs – 9 April 2021

Witold Bańka, President of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), has taken legal action against Grzegorz Łakomski, Editor of TVN24, alleging ‘many months of actions aimed at discrediting me’. In a letter, Bańka accuses Łakomski of sending ‘false information’ to WADA and Stadion Śląski alleging that he had violated an Act restricting economic activity by people holding public office. Bańka argues that from 2020, he is an unpaid ‘Ambassador’ for the stadium. ‘It is true that I signed a contract with the Silesian Stadium’, admits Bańka in the below letter. ‘This agreement is in accordance with the law and does not violate any regulations, including the above-mentioned the law’.

InnoVero, the US-based manufacturer of the SAFESystem doping sample collection kit, has become the first and only company to receive certification under the NSF P490 Protocol. The NSF, a US-based organisation, launched its NSF P490 Protocol for Drug Testing Sample Collection and Security Equipment on 8 January last year. It is not known if any other doping sample collection companies have applied for certification.

Rakhi Halder has been provisionally suspended after returning an adverse analytical finding (AAF) for a prohibited substance, reports the Times of India. The weightlifter won Gold in the 64kg category at the Apia 2019 Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships.

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