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LawInSport Weekly News Recap - 8 October

LIS News Roundup

Welcome to LawInSport’s weekly News Roundup.  This recap highlights this week’s news pieces from across the world of sport. For further updates, please visit our news section.

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OFC Competitions Schedule Update For 2022

The Oceania Football Confederation’s Executive Committee this week agreed to changes to the region’s competitions calendar for 2022 and a reshaped format for next year’s...read more

FIFPRO And UEFA Join Forces To Fight Match-Fixing

FIFPRO and UEFA have signed a joint cooperation agreement that recognises the Red Button whistleblowing app as the go-to platform for professional footballers to report...read more

Athletics Integrity Unit Issues Charges Against Nigerian Sprinter Blessing Okagbare In Relation To Three Disciplinary Matters

The Athletics Integrity Unit has issued charges against Nigerian sprinter Blessing Okagbare in relation to three separate disciplinary matters. The athlete has...read more

Women To Race Men In Sail Grand Prix

Women will race against men for the first time in Sail Grand prix history this weekend. F50s will now include six crew members enabling Women’s Pathway Programme athletes to race on board with men...read more

BHA Confirms Changes To The Rules Of Racing

All horses entered to run in a race in Britain must be signed out of the human food chain via its passport by 1 January 2022. Equine Influenza vaccination requirements updated, in line with other...read more

NFL COVID-19 Testing Results And Vaccination Rates: Sept. 19-Oct. 2, 2021

The NFL's COVID-19 testing results for the September 19 – October 2 period are as follows: 16,910 tests were administered to a total of 6,528 players and team personnel; 2,408 players and...read more

WADA Confirms Non-Compliance Of Five Anti-Doping Organizations

The World Anti-Doping Agency confirms that, effective immediately, a total of five Anti-Doping Organizations (ADOs) have been declared non-compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code (Code)...read more

55th International Conference – Racing’s Future In The Spotlight

The International Federation of Horseracing Authorities has launched the 55th International Conference of Horseracing Authorities.  Held virtually for the second consecutive year...read more

Premier League Statement

The Premier League, Newcastle United Football Club and St James Holdings Limited have today settled the dispute over the takeover of the club by the consortium of PIF, PCP Capital Partners...read more

NHLPA/NHL Media Release Regarding Montreal Canadiens Goaltender Carey Price

The National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players’ Association announced today that goalie Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens will be away from the team...read more

Celebrating The Tackling Inequalities Fund

The Rugby Football League is today celebrating the impact of the Tackling Inequalities Fund, which it was awarded to support communities disproportionately affected by the coronavirus pandemic and...read more

IWF Executive Board Meets, Decides Good Governance Provisions

The IWF Executive Board met online and in person in Jeddah, Saud-Arabia and discussed good governance measures, making several key decisions aimed at implementing the recently-adopted Constitution...read more

Football Australia Sets Up Independent Complaint Process Following Abuse Allegations

Football Australia has established an independent complaints process following recent allegations of abuse by former international Lisa De Vanna. De Vanna has alleged that she has been a victim of...read more

New Rules Around Glucocorticoid Injections

From 1 January 2022, all glucocorticoid injections will be prohibited in-competition. This is a new ruling making their classification consistent with oral glucocorticoid preparations. Athletes...read more

Marshawn Lynch To Become NFLPA's First-Ever Chief Brand Ambassador

NFL Players Association is excited to announce that All-Pro running back and Super Bowl champion Marshawn Lynch will serve as the union’s first ever chief brand ambassador...read more

Independent Complaint Handling Process Confirmed For Football Australia

Football Australia, Sport Integrity Australia and the National Sports Tribunal have today confirmed they will develop an independent complaint handling process to manage reports raised in relation...read more

Genius Sports And PointsBet Expand Partnership With Official Data, NFL And Fan Engagement Agreement

PointsBet was recently selected as an Approved Sportsbook Operator of the NFL for the 2021 season PointsBet will gain access to Genius Sports’ leading portfolio of global sports data and content...read more

Genius Sports To Activate In-Stadia Sports Betting Partnerships With Philadelphia Eagles

Genius Sports to deliver real-time betting odds to drive fan engagement in Lincoln Financial Field’s sports betting lounges Genius Sports is the NFL’s exclusive distributor of real-time...read more

Players’ Status Department Report Highlights Landmark 2020/2021 Season

FIFA has today published the second report on the activities of its Players’ Status Department (PSD), covering the period from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021. While international transfers decreased...read more

CAF To Hold Extraordinary General Assembly In Cairo

Confederation Africaine de Football (CAF) will hold an Extraordinary General Assembly (EGA) on Friday 26 November 2021 in Cairo, Egypt.  The 13th Extraordinary General Assembly...read more

WADA Issues Report From Review Into Nike Oregon Project Investigation By The United States Anti-Doping Agency

The World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA’s) independent Intelligence and Investigations (I&I) Department has published its summary report following a review of the investigation carried...read more

WADA’s Africa Office Hosts African Partnership Forum

This week, the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA’s) Africa Office, in cooperation with the Agency’s NADO/RADO Relations Department, hosted a virtual African Partnership Forum to enhance National Ant...read more

AFC Announces Media Rights Deal With ELEVEN

Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has today announced ELEVEN as their new media partner in Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei Darussalam, Hong Kong, Thailand, and Philippines...read more

Bosch Extends Formula E Partnership Through Season 10

Having worked closely with Formula E since first announcing their partnership in Season 4, Bosch has committed to sharing its expertise as an Official Partner of the ABB FIA Formula E World Champio...read more

INADO Project: Overview Of 20 Years Of Research Funded By WADA And PCC

INADO is presenting the results of a two-month project about social and scientific research on anti-doping in the last 20 years, funded by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and Partnership...read more

Outcomes Of The Executive Committee Meeting: Cannabis And Revised Code Compliance Policy

  Preliminary discussion on the review of Cannabis: “…the ExCo endorsed the decision of the List Expert Advisory Group to initiate in 2022 a scientific review of the ...read more

Rise In Excessive Back-To-Back Matches In Men's Football, FIFPRO Research Shows

The amount of back-to-back matches in elite men’s professional football has increased over the last three years, with some footballers spending 70 to 80 percent of their playing time in a two-game...read more

US Soccer Appoints Former Deputy Attorney General To Lead Sexual Misconduct Investigation

Former United States Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates has been appointed by US Soccer to lead an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct in the National Women’s Soccer League...read more

Boxers Encouraged To Study WADA’s New Prohibited List For 2022

Competing members of England Boxing and their coaches are encouraged to study the newly-released 2022 List of prohibited Substances and Methods produced by the World Anti-Doping Authority...read more

Unions Strengthen Worker Protections, Demand To Elevate Health & Safety To ILO’s Fundamental Rights Compact

Action Alert! On October 7th, World Day for Decent Work, UNI Global Union and unions on every continent will call upon the ILO to designate occupational safety and health as a...read more

The National Football League, The NFL Players Association And Dapper Labs Announce New NFT Deal To Create Exclusive Digital Video Highlights

The National Football League, The National Football League Players Association and Dapper Labs, announce...read more

WADA Publishes Enhanced Policy For Compliance By World Anti-Doping Code Signatories

The World Anti-Doping Agency published today the revised ‘Policy for WADA’s Application of the International Standard for Code Compliance by Signatories’ (Prioritization Policy)...read more

Joint Statement On The Impact Of A Biennial World Cup On Women’s Football

The proposed plans by FIFA to stage both the men’s and women’s World Cup tournaments every two years will have profoundly detrimental sporting, economic, societal and many other impacts that will...read more

Disciplinary Charges, Responses And Suspensions For September 2021

Derby County FC, English Football League Championship Sheffield United FC v Derby County FC English Football...read more

Sigurgeirsdóttir Elected In Iceland

Vanda Sigurgeirsdóttir was elected as president of the Football Association of Iceland (KSÍ) at its extraordinary congress on Saturday. She will be the first woman in its history to serve as president...read more

FIFA Kick-Off Global Integrity Programme For CAF Member Associations

As part of improving education and integrity capacity building both in Africa and globally, FIFA kicked-off on Thursday 30 November the Global Integrity Program for CAF Member Associates...read more

Munsey And Budge Fined For Breaching ICC Code Of Conduct

Scotland players George Munsey and Dylan Budge have both been fined 15 per cent of their match fee for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during their ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League...read more

Special Rules Applicable For The 2020/21 UEFA Nations League Finals

Teams allowed to make unlimited squad changes before their first match in case of serious injury or illness, while matches will go ahead as long as a team is able to field a squad of 13, including ...read more

FIBA Europe General Assembly 2021 Convenes In Sarajevo

The 2021 session of the FIBA Europe General Assembly convened in Sarajevo on Saturday under a hybrid meeting format, with approximately two-thirds of the delegates attending in person in the capita...read more

The ITA Issues A Decision Sanctioning Ning Liu To A Lifetime Period Of Ineligibility For Administration Of Prohibited Substances And Complicity

In the lead up to and during the 2018 IWF World Championships and the 2018 Youth Olympic Games, samples collected from 10 Thai weightlifters returned Adverse Analytical Findings for exogenous...read more

WADA Publishes 2022 Prohibited List

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is pleased to publish the 2022 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods (List); the 2022 Summary of Major Modifications and Explanatory Notes; and the...read more

FIFA Statement On Recent Reports In The US Made By Several Players

FIFA is deeply concerned by the recent reports in the US made by several players.  Due to the severity and seriousness of the allegations being made by players, we can confirm that FIFA’s judi...read more

FIFA Football Tribunal Set To Enter Into Operation

Body composed of three chambers to become operational on 1 October # New procedural rules for dispute resolution to be applied Procedures to be free of charge if at least one of part...read more

Thoroughbred Industries Steering Group Welcomes EFRA Select Committee ‘Moving Animals Across Borders’ Report

Industry figures presented evidence to the Select Committee earlier this year Report recommends that Government should work with EU to formulate ‘high health status’ agreement to replace Tripart...read more

Connecticut Awards Genius Sports Inaugural Sports Betting License

State gaming authority grants Genius Sports approval to support sportsbook partners statewide. Genius Sports Limited the official data, technology and commercial...read more

Genius Sports Announces Expansion Of Its Agreement With Entain And BetMGM With Official NFL Data And Fan Engagement Solutions

Genius Sports to provide BetMGM and Entain brands with full NFL offering including official data feeds, sportsbook content and fan engagement solutions BetMGM is a leading sports betting platform...read more

FIBA Europe Board Confirms 2022 Youth Championships Hosts Ahead Of General Assembly In Sarajevo

 The Board of FIBA Europe, term of office 2019-2023, convened for its 15th meeting in Sarajevo on Friday, October 1, ahead of the annual General Assembly of the European national federations...read more

U.S. Cycling Athlete Matt McWhirter Accepts Sanction For Anti-Doping Rule Violation

USADA announced today that Matt McWhirter, of Scottsdale, Ariz., an athlete in the sport of cycling, has received a four-year suspension for an anti-doping rule violation. McWhirter was subject to...read more

Tips For Masters To Avoid Sport Integrity Pitfalls

Continuing to play sport as we age is regarded as an ideal facilitator of healthy ageing through enhanced physical, mental, and social wellbeing. And as the international sporting arena continually...read more

Statement On The Incident Involving Belarusian Athlete Krystsina Tsimanouskaya At Tokyo 2020

Further to the incident involving Belarusian athlete Krystsina Tsimanouskaya at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 and the decision taken by the IOC to cancel and remove the accreditations of the two...read more

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