Demonising Justin Gatlin
13th September 2015
• Brazilian police have named Martin Burke, Sports Director of the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI), as a new suspect in its investigation into the alleged resale of Rio 2016 Olympic Games tickets earmarked by the OCI, reports the Irish Examiner. Brazilian police said that a hard drive seized from the OCI’s Rio office contained a file named ‘THG additional tickets’. THG is one of the ticket resellers at the centre of the allegations.
• Egyptian javelin thrower Ihab Abdel-Rahman has failed a doping test, according to local reports. “The second test confirmed that the player took a banned substance,” executive manager of the Egyptian anti-doping agency Ossama Ghoneim told Ahram Sports. “He will be questioned soon by the International Association of Athletics Federations that will decide the player’s fate upon the result of the investigations”.
• The international football federation (FIFA) has rejected the appeal of Atlético Madrid and Real Madrid against a transfer ban for breaching regulations on the transfer of minors. Both clubs will be prevented from signing any players for the next two ‘registration periods’ for transfers. Both clubs must also pay a fine.
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