News 29th July 2015

Today’s sports integrity briefs…

• UEFA President Michel Platini (pictured) today announced his intention to stand as a FIFA Presidential candidate. As reported by the Sports Integrity Initiative earlier this month, FIFA is to elect a new President on 26 February 2016.

Major League Baseball (MLB) has suspended New York Mets right-handed pitcher Jenrry Mejia for 162 games, after he tested positive for stanozolol and boldenone. In a media statement issued yesterday, MLB revealed that it is Mejia’s second doping offence this year, following an 80 game suspension in April.

• The Australian Football League (AFL) has issued infraction notices to Collingwood players Lachlan Keeffe and Josh Thomas, after both players tested positive for clenbuterol back in February as reported by the Sports Integrity Initiative. Both players requested analysis of their B samples, which came back positive after tests on 14 April, according to an article on the AFL’s official internet site.

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