Demonising Justin Gatlin
13th September 2015
• The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has published the written reasoning behind sanctions imposed on a number of individuals for breaching its rules on betting, including a 12-year ban on jockey Darren Egan. The first decision concerned charges levelled against registered owners Alan Findlay, Louise Thompson and Gillian Findlay, as well as non-registered persons Andrew Hall, Robert Thompson and James Carter and involved bans ranging from one year to eight years and three months. The second decision involved the 12-year ban imposed on Egan and exclusion from racing for Philip Langford.
• The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has published an updated list of Russian athletes that are ineligible for international competition whilst the Russian athletics federation (ARAF) remains suspended. The IAAF said that the list, which contains over 4,000 names, was first published on 21 December and is designed to inform even organisers unsure about whether an athlete is suspended. The list is not exhaustive.
• The University of Stirling will be hosting “Doping in Sport: Is There a Way Forward?” on 21 April, featuring founding President of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Dick Pound. For more information on the event, click here.
Today, the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA’s) Executive Committee (ExCo) unanimously endorsed the recommendation made by the independent...