The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has dismissed filed by Jacques Anouma against the African Football Confederation (CAF) regarding his candidacy for the CAF presidency. The Ivorian Football Federation (FIF) had proposed the candidature of Mr Anouma for the presidential election of 10 March 2013, a nomination which was declared inadmissible by the CAF Executive Committee on the ground that Mr Anouma was not and had never been a member of the CAF Executive Committee (a condition provided for in the CAF Statutes adopted in September 2012).
UK Anti-Doping has today confirmed that professional boxer John Donnelly has been suspended from all competition for two years following an anti-doping rule violation.
Mr Donnelly tested positive for benzoylecgonine, a metabolite of cocaine, following an in-competition test on 9 November 2012 and was provisionally suspended from all competition on 27 November 2012.
The athlete is banned from all competition from 27 November 2012 to 26 November 2014. The full written decision can be found on the UK Anti-Doping website at http://www.ukad.org.uk/anti-doping-rule-violations/current-violations/
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has dismissed the appeal of the Jamaican sprinter Steve Mullings against the decision of the Disciplinary Panel of the Jamaican Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) on 22 November 2011 which sanctioned him with a lifetime ineligibility following a second anti-doping rule violation.
LawInSport's Kevin Carpenter will be appearing on PrimeTime Asia on the ChannelNews Asia network in Singapore at 11am UK / 7pm Singapore time this coming Thursday.
Kevin has been asked to discuss what transpires during this week's INTERPOL and Asian Football Confederation (AFC) match-fixing conference in Kuala Lumpur in light of the recent allegations worldwide.
How does a former College & NFL player become a sports lawyer, and more importantly why would they want to become a lawyer after a successful playing career? These were just some of the question that sprung to mind when I received a press release announcing that Richard (Rick)T. Davis, a former football player for the University of Alabama and the Cincinnati Bengals, joined the Birmingham office of Baker, Baker Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC.
On Thursday and Friday last week the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Switzerland heard the appeals of former Pakistani cricketers Salman Butt and Mohammed Asif against International Cricket Council (ICC) bans for involvement in so called “spot fixing”. Mohammed Amir, the third cricketer to be banned and convicted in UK criminal proceedings, did not appeal.
Proceedings were held in private and the hearings have concluded. The CAS judgment has been reserved and the outcome should be known in about 4 weeks.
Butt is reported to have only sought a reduction of his ten-year ban.
Asif is reported to have argued at the appeal, through his lawyers, that the guilty finding against him by the ICC should be overturned on the basis that it was prejudiced by parallel UK criminal proceedings.
The troubled relationship between criminal and regulatory proceedings has been expertly examined previously on LawInSport.com in a footballing context (see “The FA and John Terry double jeopardy” by Tim Coles and “Should NGBs continue with a disciplinary process even when criminal investigations are underway?” by Andrew Nixon).
A review of the chronology of the investigation and proceedings against Butt, Amir and Asif highlights how the criminal and regulatory proceedings continued in parallel.
Delroy Alexander, Chairman of Sacred Sports Foundation speaks out racism in European football.
On first hearing the "Selection Manifesto 12" from a powerful Zenit St. Petersburg fans group, Landscrona, I like many was quick to dismiss it as an idiots' intent on promoting some obscure and objectionable views.
However, the demand for the sacking and non-recruitment of black players and exclusion of gays is part of a serious selection policy proposal, intended to influence and set the agenda at a club with a less than stellar record on integration.
As this year of racial torment in football comes to an end, we are faced with a clear and stark reality. A substantial minority of our game continues to harbour deep seated and unacceptable discriminatory views.
The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) has today sent out a statement that welcomed the pledge given by sporting organisations to work with ASADA to protect the integrity of their sport.
ASADA Chief Executive Officer, Aurora Andruska PSM said she was pleased with the outcome of several meetings held with sports over the past week, where they have consistently expressed their commitment to fully cooperate with ASADA.
UK Anti-Doping has today confirmed that weightlifter George Winston has been suspended from all competition for two years following an anti-doping rule violation.
Mr Winston tested positive for multiple banned substances following an in-competition test on 10 November 2012 and was provisionally suspended on 3 December 2012.
Mr Winston's sample was found to contain metabolites of methandienone, trenbolone, and tamoxifen and he is banned from all competition from 3 December 2012 to 2 December 2014.
About 500 of Australia's future Olympians will get a lesson in anti-doping rights and responsibilities through a joint education initiative being conducted by ASADA and the Australian Olympic Committee.
ASADA CEO Aurora Andruska said that Australian Olympians would be among those presenting at six compulsory education sessions being held prior to the start of the Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF) on Wednesday.
The sessions will focus on the doping control process, inadvertent doping, and the risks associated with supplement use.
"We will be aiming to conduct an undisclosed number of tests across the sports being held at the festival, so it is imperative that these young athletes have an understanding of the risks and repercussions of doping," Ms Andruska said.
26-27 February, London
IRN has announced Paul Nixon and Niall O'Brien, cricketers for England and Ireland, will be speaking at World Sports Congress 2013, launching in London from 26-27 February 2013.
Nixon and O'Brien will be holding a joint presentation as part of the 'An Audience With...' session of the two-day congress and will be speaking about their experience of infrastructure and the importance that facilities play in a sports career. Nixon is a former English cricket player who has played for Leicestershire, England, England A, MCC and Kent; O'Brien currently plays for Ireland.
In its 2011 Communication on Developing the European Dimension of Sport, the European Commission announced that it would launch a study to analyse the exploitation of rights to sports events (sports organisers' rights) from the perspective of the EU legal framework.
The European Commission has entrusted the study to a consortium composed of the T.M.C. Asser Instituut, Asser International Sports Law Center and the Institute for Information Law (IViR) of the University of Amsterdam.
UK Anti-Doping has today confirmed that Ian Burns has been banned from all competition for four years under the UK Athletics anti-doping rules.
Mr Burns, a javelin thrower and coach, was found to have committed multiple anti-doping rule violations as a result of information being passed on to UK Anti-Doping's Intelligence Unit by Durham police.
On 20 November 2012, the National Anti-Doping Panel (NADP) found Mr Burns guilty of possession of multiple substances including stanozolol, testosterone and human growth hormone, as well as guilty of use and attempted use of substances including methandienone, stanozolol, testosterone, nandrolone, human growth hormone and tamoxifen.
He is banned from all competition from 19 May 2012 until midnight on 19 May 2016 and the NADP has also ordered that all his results obtained from 1 September 2010 until 31 August 2011 are disqualified.
Durham police raided Mr. Burns' home in Autumn 2011 in relation to non-doping related offences, and in the course of that raid discovered significant amounts of various banned substances. Mr. Burns admitted to the Durham police that these were for his own use, and was not prosecuted in respect of those substances.
UK Anti-Doping Chief Executive Andy Parkinson said: "This case could not have come about without the help of Durham Constabulary who provided us with the necessary information to pursue an anti-doping rule violation.
"Possession of banned substances is a serious offence, particularly in light of the fact that Mr Burns acts as a coach and personal trainer, reflected by the length of ban the independent panel chose to hand down. This case reiterates the fact that the rules of doping are not confined to testing and that we will continue to work with partners to ensure that clean athletes are protected."
The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) today acknowledged the decision of the Leagues Anti-Doping Tribunal to impose a two-year sporting ban on Sydney Shield rugby league player Troy Errington for the presence of prohibited substances.
The substances 1-Phenylbutan-2-amine and N,alpha-diethyl-benzeneethanamine were detected in a sample ASADA collected in-competition from Mr Errington at a Sydney Shield match on 28 July 2012.