News 13th July 2015

Today’s sports integrity briefs…

• The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has suspended Mumbai cricketer Hiken Shah for breaching its Anti-Corruption Code, after he made a corrupt approach to one of his colleagues, who reported him. ‘After a detailed inquiry into the reported incident, the inquiry commissioner found Hiken Shah guilty of “committing breach of Articles 2.1.1; 2.1.2; and 2.1.4 of the BCCI Anti-Corruption Code for participants and recommended their provisions to the BCCI President”’, read a BCCI statement issued today.

• One of the seven FIFA officials detained in Switzerland has agreed to be extradited to the US. Switzerland’s Federal Office of Justice (FOJ) said that it had approved the extradition request. Bloomberg reported that Jeffery Webb is the official concerned. Earlier this month, the US formally asked the Swiss authorities to extradite seven FIFA officials named in its 47-count indictment.

• The International Biathlon Union (IBU) sanctioned three Russians for doping on 10 July. It issued Ekaterina Iourieva with a four-year ban; Alexander Loginov with a two-year ban; and Irina Starykh with a one-year ban. You can download the Iourieva decisions here and here; the Loginov decision here; and the Starykh decisions here and here.

• The number of alleged money laundering transactions being investigated by Swiss authorities in relation to FIFA has grown from 53 to 81, according to reports. “I do confirm that OAG (office of the attorney general) received as of today 81 suspicious activity reports trough the Money Laundering Reporting Office Switzerland (MROS)”, the Swiss Attorney General’s spokesman Andre Marty told AFP on Sunday 12 July.

• Australian swimming coach Jacco Verhaeren has told media that he will raise concerns about the way in which the Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA) handled the Kylie Palmer case at the World Swimming Championships, which take place in Kazan, Russia, 24 July to 9 August. You can read about the case here, and about concerns raised by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) here.

• The International University Sports Federation (FISU) launched an anti-doping e-textbook project in association with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on 10 July, after the conclusion of the 2015 Gwangju Summer Universiade. It also held a seminar on doping a day later.

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