Demonising Justin Gatlin
13th September 2015
• India’s Enforcement Directorate, a financial investigation agency under the supervision of the Department of Revenue, has ordered Lalit Modi to return to India to answer questions regarding alleged money laundering in connection to a TV deal, according to Agence France Press (AFP). Modi (pictured) was Chairman of the Indian Premier League (IPL) when Sony Entertainment paid a facilitation fee of 4.25 billion rupees (€60.6 million) to World Sports Group as part of a TV contract for the IPL. The Enforcement Directorate is investigating allegations that part of the fee may have been siphoned off to individuals.
• CONCACAF has ended its partnership with Traffic Sports USA, it said in a 7 July 2015 statement. Newspaper reports suggested that the termination of the relationship was due to Traffic pleading guilty to a fraud charge in June. Traffic Sports USA President, Aaron Davidson, was among the 14 individuals named in the Department of Justice’s 47-count indictment for alleged racketeering and corruption in connection to FIFA.
• BBC World Service has produced a 25-minute radio programme – How Easy is it to Dope in Sport? You can download the broadcast by clicking here.
• UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) and the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) have asked the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to add thyroid medication to the Prohibited List, reports the Wall Street Journal.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport’s (CAS) Panel Arbitral Award following the World Anti-Doping Agency’s...