Mark Dry v UKAD (Appeal)

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A decision in the case of Mark Dry v UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) (Appeal) has been published by the National Anti-Doping Panel (NADP).

The CAS Ad Hoc Division dismisses the application filed by Yuberjen Martínez, the Colombian National Olympic Committee and the Colombian Boxing Federation

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Tokyo, 5 August 2021 – The Ad Hoc Division of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has dismissed the application filed on 4 August 2021 by the Colombian boxer Yuberjen Martínez, the Colombian National Olympic Committee (Colombian NOC) and the Colombian Boxing Federation (CBF) (the Applicants) against the IOC Boxing Task Force in relation to the Quarter Final bout in the Men’s Fly (48-52kg) competition at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 between Yuberjen Martínez and Japanese boxer Ryomei Tanaka.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) Ad Hoc Division registers more new cases

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Tokyo, 2 August 2021 – The Ad Hoc Division of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has registered the following new applications:

CAS OG 20/12 Nazar Kovalenko v. World Athletics (WA) & Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU)

The Ukrainian racewalker Nazar Kovalenko filed an application on 1 August 2021 seeking to overturn the AIU’s decision to declare him ineligible to compete in the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 due to an alleged failure to meet the requirements of Rule 15 of the WA Anti-Doping Rules (missed out of competition doping tests), and an order that WA, AIU and/or the International Olympic Committee (IOC) take all reasonable measures to facilitate his participation in the 20km Race Walking event at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, scheduled for 5 August 2021. The Panel of arbitrators appointed to decide this dispute will hold a hearing with the parties on 3 August 2021.

Decision of the UCI Disciplinary Commission concerning Patrick Moster

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The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) announces that its Disciplinary Commission has decided to provisionally suspend the German National Olympic Committee’s cycling team Sport Director Patrick Moster following his inappropriate words during the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 men’s individual time trial.


FIFPRO wants to remind clubs and professional football players that it is prohibited to exclude players from the first team through coercive methods.

Two players in the Czech Republic informed player union (CAFH) that they have been separated from the first team squad.


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Sport Integrity Australia acknowledges the decision of the QRL Anti-Doping Tribunal to sanction athlete Heath Wilson for the presence of a metabolite of a prohibited substance, the use of a prohibited substance, and tampering or attempted tampering with any part of Doping Control.

The CAS Ad Hoc Division dismisses the application filed by Jennifer Harding-Marlin (St Kitts and Nevis)

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Tokyo, 19 July 2021 – The Ad Hoc Division of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has issued its decision in the matter OG 20/03 Jennifer Harding-Marlin v. St Kitts & Nevis Olympic Committee (SKNOC) & International Swimming Federation (FINA). The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the St. Kitts & Nevis Swimming Federation (SKSF) were involved in the procedure as interested parties.

Result of an Appeal (Dragon Symbol) heard by the Disciplinary Panel on 1 July 2021

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1. On 1 July 2021 the independent Disciplinary Panel of the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) sat to consider the appeal from the owner and trainer of DRAGON SYMBOL, (ridden by Oisin Murphy) against the finding on 18 June 2021 of the Ascot Stewards who reversed the placings in The Commonwealth Cup (Class 1) (Group 1) (British Championship Series) over 6f where DRAGON SYMBOL was first past the post beating CAMPANELLE (IRE) (ridden by Frankie Dettori) by a head.

. Separately, Mr Murphy was found guilty of careless riding and suspended for four days. That decision is not the subject of any appeal.

Taskin, Muzarabani fined for breaching ICC Code of Conduct

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Bangladesh player Taskin Ahmed and Zimbabwe fast bowler Blessing Muzarabani have both been fined 15 per cent of their match fees for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during the second day of the one-off Test in Harare.

Football Player Receives Sanction

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Sport Integrity Australia today acknowledges the decision of Football Australia to impose a three-year ban on athlete Evan Tsakos for the presence, use, possession (2 separate violations), and attempted use of prohibited substances.

Statement on the Reduction of Mark Dry’s Ban from Sport


A UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) spokesperson said today: “We note the decision following Mark Dry’s appeal. We are pleased that the independent appeal tribunal unanimously endorsed UKAD’s Issued Decision dated 7 May 2021, which reduces Mr Dry’s ban from four years to 28 months.

Tribunal | Luke Gale

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Luke Gale will serve a one match suspension following his appeal this evening (Wednesday 4 August) to an independent Operational Rules tribunal. 

The Leeds Rhinos scrum-half was challenging a two-match suspension handed down by the RFL’s Match Review Panel for making contact with referee Chris Kendall during his side’s recent Betfred Super League match against Warrington Wolves.  

Adjudicatory Chamber of the Independent Ethics Committee sanctions Issa Hayatou


The adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee has found Mr Issa Hayatou, former CAF president, former FIFA President ad interim, FIFA Vice-President and member of the FIFA Council, as well as Honorary FIFA VicePresident, responsible for having breached article 15 (Duty of Loyalty) of the FIFA Code of Ethics.

David Loughnane - Rule (E)12, fast-tracked

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£750 fine - A breach of Rule (E)12 of the Rules of Racing in that on 29 June 2021 FOREVER BRIGHT (IRE) ran in The Peter Villars Sportsground Maintenance Restricted Maiden Stakes (Class 5) at Chepstow, where it had been reported by the Veterinary Officer that the horse appeared to be suffering from ringworm.  The skin scrapings taken from FOREVER BRIGHT (IRE) were reported by Rossdales Laboratories as being positive for ringworm.

The CAS Ad Hoc Division rejects the applications filed by the National Olympic Committees of Belgium and the Netherlands: 4 x 400m mixed relay final results unchanged

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Tokyo, 2 August 2021 – The Ad Hoc Division of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has issued its decision in the following matters:

CAS OG 20/10 National Olympic Committee of Belgium (NOC Belgium) v. World Athletics (WA) & United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) & National Olympic Committee of the Dominican Republic (NOC Dominican Republic)

ESIC Statement Regarding Nicolai “HUNDEN” Petersen



Due to the publication of a statement by Nicolai “Hunden” Petersen, relating to a matter that is still undergoing investigation, ESIC has decided to issue its own statement, in both the public’s interest and to avoid speculation.

Salazar permanently banned from track and field due to misconduct

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Alberto Salazar, once the head coach of the Nike Oregon Project, was permanently barred from participating in track and field on Monday by the U.S. Center for SafeSport, an independent non-profit organisation that provides sports with guidelines on how to provide safe environments for athletes and training for coaches and administrators, which cited Salazar for sexual and emotional misconduct.

Maurice Barnes - Rule (D)30, fast-tracked

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£290 fine - A breach of Rule (D)30 of the Rules of Racing in that notification of the wind surgery undergone by FISHER GREEN (IRE) had not been notified to the Racing Calendar Office until after declarations prior to the horse running at Hexham on 20 June 2021.

BHA Disciplinary - Cam Hardie

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The independent Disciplinary Panel of the British Horseracing Authority convened on Thursday 8 July 2021 to hear an Appeal brought by Cam Hardie, a licensed jockey, against the finding of the Stewards at Newcastle racecourse finding him in breach of the Rules of Racing prohibiting Improper Riding and imposing a penalty of a suspension of 4 days.


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