News 8th July 2015

Today’s Sports Integrity briefs…

• 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.

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