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Russian Esports Federation - IESF's member nation

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To succeed in our mission to create a united World Esports we need really big support and the biggest support we get is from our 109 Member nations, national federations from all around the world.

It’s really important to show you who are our Member Nations!

Starting with the Russian Esports Federation, one of the oldest esports federations in the world!

International Swimmers' Alliance welcomes FINA Reform Report

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The International Swimmers’ Alliance welcomes FINA’s recently released reform committee report. The report identifies many of the widely held criticisms directed at the international federation that oversees aquatic sports on a global scale. The report also recommends steps that the organization can take to address the shortcomings and improve its overall performance.  

F1 Commission discusses potential changes to Sporting Regulations in wake of shortened Belgian GP

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The F1 Commission has discussed possible changes to the championship’s Sporting Regulations, following the 2021 Belgian Grand Prix, which was shortened due to bad weather.

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen was declared the victor of the race at Spa-Francorchamps, which ran to just two laps behind the Safety Car, with heavy rain rendering green-flag racing impossible – with Verstappen and his fellow top-10 finishers awarded half points.

NFL-Premier League joint statement on medical conference to discuss player health and safety

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The National Football League (NFL) and the Premier League held a joint medical conference in London today to discuss their latest advancements in player health and safety and to share best practices for analyzing, treating, and preventing injuries among elite athletes. Led by a diverse group of the leagues' world class physicians, injury prevention specialists and epidemiologists, the day-long conference was an opportunity to ensure each leagues' efforts are informed by the latest scientific and medical information available in pursuit of a joint commitment to continuous improvement of player safety. The leagues discussed strategies for reducing soft tissue and knee ligament injuries, innovation in field surface materials, concussion prevention and treatment and the importance of prioritizing athletes' mental wellness. Held as part of the annual NFL London Games, the conference was attended by a delegation from the NFL Player Health & Safety team and Premier League physicians, certified athletic trainers/physios and sports science specialists, with representation from its clubs.

ITIA Quarterly Update - Q3

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After her appointment in May 2021, Nicole Sapstead officially joined the organisation at the start of September. After 12 years working at UK Anti-Doping, the last six as CEO, Nicole begins the process of integrating the Tennis Anti-Doping Programme (TADP) into the ITIA.

Consistency and deterrence: A summary of ITA’s anti-doping program for the Tour de France

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The International Testing Agency (ITA) managed the anti-doping activities for the 2021 edition of the Tour de France for the first time after the delegation of the entire cycling clean sport program by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) in the beginning of the year. The comprehensive and targeted clean sport program was implemented in close collaboration with the Agence Française de Lutte Contre le Dopage (AFLD) and the French authorities. To date, no anti-doping rule violations (ADRVs) were asserted in connection with the event.

Sport Integrity Australia 12 months in

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Sport Integrity Australia first opened its doors on 1 July 2020 at a time when the sporting landscape in Australia was unlike anything we’ve ever seen: COVID-19 was impacting sporting competitions and, indeed, their very survival was in doubt. This, coupled with growing global unrest around the treatment of athletes, presented challenges beyond comprehension. Here we look at how Sport Integrity Australia responded, and some key milestones for our first 12 months.

FIFA lifts suspension of Chadian Football Association

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After taking note that the Chadian government authorities have reinstated the powers delegated to the Chadian FA (FTFA) and repealed their decision to establish a national committee for the temporary management of football, as well as that the FTFA’s premises are once again under the control of President Moctar Mahamoud, the Bureau of the FIFA Council has decided to lift the suspension of the FTFA with immediate effect.

IWF Eligibility and Determination Panel has re-commenced its work

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The Eligibility and Determination Panel (EDP) of the IWF has re-commenced its work following the approval of the new IWF Constitution in August 2021. The EDP members, in the same composition as previously appointed by Sport Resolutions, will determine candidates’ eligibility to stand in the December 2021 Elections in accordance with the criteria as set out in the new Constitution. Sport Resolutions will act as the secretariat to the EDP during the course of its work. The EDP’s updated Terms of Reference can be accessed via the related-links tab on the right-hand side.

USADA Hosts 20th Annual Science Symposium on Synergizing Anti-Doping Science and Investigations to Protect Athletes and Clean Sport

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Continuing a 20-year legacy of advancing scientific innovation, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) hosted the 20th Annual USADA Symposium on Anti-Doping Science on October 1–4 in Scottsdale, Arizona. Following last year’s fully virtual format, the 2021 Symposium offered a hybrid approach with 151 registered attendees from more than 35 countries attending both in person and virtually to advance doping detection and deterrence efforts across the world.

Caribbean Games postponed to 2022

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The first Caribbean Games have been officially moved from 2021 to 2022, in Guadeloupe, due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, and their organizers insist that they will be held every four years and will feature athletes under 23 years of age, of all ages. countries in the region.

LawInSport Weekly News Recap - 8 October

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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.

We hope you find this useful. If you have any related questions or feedback, please don’t hesitate to contact us. 

LFP votes against biennial World Cup

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At its meeting on 13 October, the LFP's Board of Directors adopted a motion opposing the plan to hold the FIFA World Cup every two years.

Without prior consultation, FIFA wants to take a decision that is in its sole interest and whose impact is irreparably negative for domestic leagues and clubs as employers of players.

Mexican tennis player Astorga issued with provisional suspension

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The International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA) today confirms that Mexican tennis player Mauricio Antonio Astorga Perez Pineda has been provisionally suspended from the sport by independent Anti-Corruption Hearing Officer (AHO) Janie Soublière, pending the full consideration of charges against him.

IPC announces competitive RFP for organisations to become governing bodies

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The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is inviting interested parties for engagement meetings about becoming the governing bodies for Para athletics and Para swimming, prior to submitting a response to the Request for Proposal (RFP) by 22 April 2022.

The RFP is subject to the IPC Membership voting in favour of a revised constitution at the IPC General Assembly in December 2021. If approved, it will launch a governance reform where the IPC will aim to cease acting as an international federation of Para sports by the end of 2026.

WADA releases four Laboratory Technical Documents for 2022

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The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) publishes today the following revised Technical Documents (TDs) for 2022 and Summaries of Modifications, which were approved by WADA’s Executive Committee, via circulatory vote, on 6 October 2021.

World Rugby Amends game's laws to allow all players to wear leggings

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Players will be able wear tights or leggings in matches at all levels of the sport after the World Rugby Executive Committee approved an amendment to the laws of the game.

Currently only permissible for women, Law Four will be extended to all participants with immediate effect, enabling the wearing of conforming tights or leggings on the grounds of player welfare and accessibility.

FTX announces global partnership with the International Cricket Council

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FTX Trading Limited (“FTX” or “The Company”), a leading global cryptocurrency exchange, today announced a global partnership with the International Cricket Council (ICC), the governing body of cricket, where FTX will be the official cryptocurrency exchange partner for ICC events.

Turning the focus to Beijing: The ITA launches the pre-Games anti-doping program for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games

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THE INTERNATIONAL TESTING AGENCY (ITA) IS ACTIVATING THE PRE-GAMES PHASE OF THE COMPREHENSIVE ANTI-DOPING PROGRAM THAT IT IS LEADING FOR THE UPCOMING OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES. THE ITA BEIJING 2022 PRE-GAMES EXPERT GROUP HAS ISSUED OVER 5’400 TESTING RECOMMENDATIONS THAT SUPPORT ALL CONCERNED INTERNATIONAL FEDERATIONS AND NATIONAL/REGIONAL ANTI-DOPING ORGANISATIONS IN IMPLEMENTING AN ANTI-DOPING PROGRAM AHEAD OF THE GAMES THAT IS AS EXTENSIVE AND ROBUST AS POSSIBLE.

ChildFund Rugby works to tackle gender inequality in Oceania

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ChildFund Rugby’s partnership with World Rugby in the build-up to and during Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan created an outstanding legacy for the region where thousands more Asian girls and women are active in the sport in a safer and more inclusive environment.

Football Player Receives Sanction

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Sport Integrity Australia acknowledges the decision of the Football Australia Anti-Doping Tribunal to sanction athlete Joseph Lawless for the presence of a metabolite of a prohibited substance and the use of a prohibited substance.

The Administrators at Derby County have lodged an appeal against the 12-point deduction imposed on the Club’s 2021/22 season total on 22 September 2021.

The Administrators at Derby County have lodged an appeal against the 12-point deduction imposed on the Club’s 2021/22 season total on 22 September 2021.

The CAF Disciplinary Board met to deliberate on a number of matters. Below is the summary of CAF Disciplinary Board decisions:

1. Incidents CAF CC 2020-2021 match - SALITAS FC (Burkina Faso) vs Bouenguidi Sports (Gabon):

The Disciplinary Board dealt with a matter of mistaken identity on this fixture on a case of assault. After watching the video in the presence of the referees, it was clearly identified that the aggressor on second assistant referee was Vianney Roby N'na Ango and not Djoe Dayann Boussougou.  

WADA revokes approval of Moscow Laboratory

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Yesterday, by way of circulatory vote, the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA’s) Executive Committee (ExCo) endorsed a WADA Disciplinary Committee recommendation to revoke the ‘approved’ status of the National Anti-Doping Laboratory (MSU) in Moscow (Moscow Laboratory) to carry out blood sample analysis exclusively for the purpose of the Athlete Biological Passport (ABP), due to non-compliances with the International Standard for Laboratories (ISL) and its Code of Ethics.

WADA Athlete Committee discusses Anti-Doping Ombuds initiative and other key issues

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On 6 and 7 October, the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA’s) Athlete Committee held its second meeting of 2021 via video call. The meeting was presided by Committee Chair, Ben Sandford.

The Athlete Committee began the two-day meeting by welcoming Mr. Humphrey Kayange of Kenya and Ms. Astrid Uhrenholdt Jacobsen of Norway – two new members of the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC’s) Athlete Commission – as new Committee members (see biographical notes below). They replace outgoing members Ms. Danka Bartekova of Slovakia and Ms. Kirsty Coventry of Zimbabwe.

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