Demonising Justin Gatlin
13th September 2015
• On 19 August, the Confederación Atlética del Uruguay (CAU) was told by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) that after reviewing documentation sent by the Uruguay national anti-doping organisation (ONAU), it has decided that Andrés Silva cannot compete in the 2015 IAAF World Championships, Beijing. ‘Andrés Silva cannot participate in international championships until the investigation into the 2 June adverse analytical finding is concluded’, read a statement from the CAU. Silva (pictured), 29, was seventh in the 400m hurdles at the 2015 Toronto Pan American Games last month, which took place after the 2 June test.
• The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has released its Anti-Doping Rules for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) published the rules on its internet site.
• FIFA yesterday held a meeting with five of its commercial partners to discuss concerns over its image. ‘On 20 August 2015, FIFA met with its commercial affiliates AB InBev, adidas, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s and Visa at the Home of FIFA to discuss current matters’, read a 20 August FIFA statement. ‘During the meeting, FIFA reaffirmed its commitment to transparency, reform, and collaboration with its valued partners’. FIFA also confirmed yesterday that the first meeting of its 2016 Reform Committee would be held on 2-3 September 2015.
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