LawInSport Weekly News Recap - 1 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.

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Joint Statement From The IOC, World Athletics And Athletics Integrity Unit

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...read more

Webinar: Berlinger And BD Push Innovation In Blood Collection With The New MDR

Berlinger has taken the new European Medical Device Regulation (MDR) 2017/745 as an opportunity to update to the latest generation of blood collection needles from Beckton Dickinson. The MDR has a...read more

The ITA Issues Decision Sanctioning Azerbaijan Weightlifter Boyanka Kostova To 8-Year Period Of Ineligibility

The ITA had previously reported that a sample collected during an In-Competition testing mission on 5 April 2021 during the 2021 European Championships in Moscow, Russia from gold medal w...read more

Major Review Into Transgender Sport In UK Details Findings

A major review into non-elite transgender sport in the UK has concluded that current policies are outdated and require amending. New guidance has been developed by Sport England, Sport Scotland...read more

U.S. Weightlifting Athlete Jacob Lacoste Accepts Sanction For Anti-Doping Rule Violation

USADA announced today that Jacob Lacoste, of Great Falls, Mont., an athlete in the sport of weightlifting, has accepted a three-year period of ineligibility for an anti-doping rule violation...read more

International Basketball Migration Report 2021 Marks Milestone With Tenth Edition

NEUCHATEL/MIES (Switzerland) – The International Centre for Sports Studies and FIBA have published the International Basketball Migration Report 2021. This tenth edition marks a significant...read more

The International Cricket Council Announces Strategic Partnership With Fintech Infrastructure Leader: NIUM

The International Cricket Council announced today that it has entered a multi-year strategic partnership with Nium, a leading global financial technology infrastructure company...read more

FIFA Anti-Doping Report 2020/2021 Published

FIFA has today published its Anti-Doping Report 2020/2021, which covers FIFA’s efforts in the area from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021. While the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the...read more

Only The Sky Will Be The Limit For African Women's Football

This is the culmination of hard work that began several years ago. CAF was committed to introducing new competitions to strengthen the clubs and leagues of the continent when it developed the...read more

AFC Agrees Media Rights Deal With ESPN Exclusively In Latin America, Central America And Non-Exclusively In The Caribbean

Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Football Confederation has today announced ESPN as their new media partner in Latin America, Central America and non-exclusively in the Caribbean to broadcast AFC ...read more

NHLPA, NHL Announce Transition Rules, Critical Dates For 2021-22 Season

The National Hockey League and National Hockey League Players’ Association announced today transition rules and critical dates for the 2021-22 season. The full text for both items ca...read more

Qatar To Join F1 Calendar In 2021, As Country Signs Additional 10-Year Deal From 2023

Qatar’s Losail International Circuit will hold its first ever Formula 1 Grand Prix on November 19-21, with the country set to host the 20th event of the 2021 season, as well as signing an additiona...read more

RFL Response To New Transgender Inclusion In Domestic Sport Guidance

The Rugby Football League welcome the Transgender Inclusion in Domestic Sport Guidance which has today been launched by UK Sport, Sport England, Sport Wales, sportscotland and SportNI.  The n...read more

ADA President Encourages Further Innovation In Anti-Doping At ‘Collaborate To Innovate’ Conference In Bulgaria

The President of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), Witold Bańka, stressed the importance of collaboration and innovation in ensuring the ongoing and future success of the anti-doping system, dur...read more

Para Athlete Caio Pereira Receives Four-Year Ban For Anti-Doping Rule Violation

Brazilian returned an adverse analytical finding for a prohibited substance in a urine sample provided after competing at Lima 2019 Parapan Am Games The International Paralympic Committee...read more

WADA Launches New E-Learning Course For Athletes And Coaches Heading To The Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022

With the start of the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 scheduled for February 2022, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) announces the launch of a new interactive education cour...read more

WADA Foundation Board Approves Finnish Olympian Emma Terho As New Member Of Executive Committee

The World Anti-Doping Agency’s Foundation Board has formally approved the appointment of the Chair of the International Olympic Committee Athletes’ Commission...read more

UEFA And CONMEBOL Broaden Cooperation

UEFA and CONMEBOL have today announced the broadening of their existing cooperation as well as the staging of a match between the UEFA EURO 2020 winners Italy and the CONMEBOL Copa América 2021 win...read more

CAF Member Associations At Global Integrity Programme

Initiative to run from 30 September until 4 November Programme aimed at improving education and integrity capacity-building across FIFA’s member associations Following the integrity...read more

The ITA Supports Pre-Games Education For The Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022

The International Testing Agency, leading an independent anti-doping program for the Olympic winter games Beijing 2022, has supported the development of a new interactive education course for...read more

The ITA Successfully Prosecutes Three Russian Weightlifters Based On WADA I&I Investigations, Prof McLaren Report And LIMS Data

The International Testing Agency reports that the International Weightlifting Federation hearing panel has issued decisions to sanction Russian weightlifters Andrei Demanov, Arsen Borag...read more

FIBA U17 Oceania Championships Postponed To April 2022

GOLD COAST (Australia) – The Men’s and Women’s 2021 FIBA U17 Oceania Championship scheduled in December in Samoa have been postponed due to travel restrictions in the region. "Unfortunately, we ha...read more

Rugby Union Player Receives Anti-Doping Sanction

Sport Integrity Australia today acknowledged the decision of the French Anti-Doping Agency to impose an 18-month ban on athlete Joshua Valentine for the presence of a prohibited substance. Mr Vale...read more

Trainer Johnny Farrelly Excluded From British Racing

Following a five-day hearing in front of the National Safeguarding Panel, trainer Johnny Farrelly has today been found in breach of six offences under Regulation 4 and one under Regulation 6 ...read more

What Is The Substance The UCI Is Investigating And Why Would It Affect Primoz Roglic?

In the midst of several modifications recently made by the International Cycling Union to the development of road cycling, alarms have been set on account of the use of a substance that serve...read more

What Is The Substance The UCI Is Investigating And Why Would It Affect Primoz Roglic?

In the midst of several modifications recently made by the International Cycling Union to the development of road cycling, alarms have been set on account of the use of a substance that serve...read more

IOC President Urges Sports Bodies To Register For Climate Action

IOC President Thomas Bach has urged more sports bodies to join the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework and commit to meaningful climate action. He was speaking at the Sport Positi...read more

International Swimmers’ Alliance Holds First Post-Olympics Board Meeting

28 September 2021, Naples, Italy: On the sidelines of season 3 of the International Swimming League, the recently announced ISA held its first post Olympics, in-person Board meeting. “With the Olym...read more

AFC Medical Committee Prioritises The Health And Wellbeing Of Players

Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Football Confederation Medical Committee continued its commitment to expand the network of world-class medical centres in Asia by recognising The Kitchee – Chinese...read more

Anne Gripper Elected To UCI Management Committee Joining OCC President Tony Mitchell

The Oceania Cycling Confederation congratulates Mr David Lappartient on his re-election as President of the Union Cycliste Internationale in Leuven, Belgium, Friday 24 September 2021...read more

Road Cycling: Philippe Gilbert And Ruth Winder Elected To The UCI Athletes’ Commission

The Union Cycliste Internationale is pleased to announce that Philippe Gilbert (BEL) and Ruth Winder (USA) have been elected to represent road cycling on the UCI Athletes’ Commission, in...read more

Fight Against Technological Fraud: Negative Results For All Tests At 2021 UCI Road World Championships

The Union Cycliste Internationale confirms a total of 56 technological fraud controls were performed during the recent 2021 UCI Road World Championships in Flanders (Belgium).  All retur...read more

Bolton Wanderers Cutting Ties With Betting Companies

Bolton Wanderers Chief Executive Neil Hart has said that the club cutting ties with betting companies is the ‘right thing’ to do. Bolton, who currently sit ninth in League One, have said it will...read more

Belgium's Pharma- & Foodcrime Platform: Information Sharing And Capacity Building With Jurgen Secember, NADO Flanders

In Episode 17 we chat to Jurgen Secember, Legal Advisor from NADO Flanders about collaboration and cooperation in the national landscape of anti-doping. Jurgen discusses the benefits, inc...read more

WADA Laboratories: The Cornerstone Of The Global Testing Process

In this latest edition of ‘Spotlight’, which keeps stakeholders up to date on the activities being carried out by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) team and its partners, we look at the process o...read more

Disciplinary Proceedings In Connection With The So-Called ‘Super League’ Project Have Been Declared Null And Void

UEFA takes note of the letter sent today by the independent UEFA Appeals Body in which the disciplinary proceedings that had been opened against FC Barcelona, Juventus FC and Real Madrid CF for a p...read more

Super League: UEFA Reaffirms Its View That It Has Always Acted In Accordance With Not Only Its Statutes And Regulations, But Also With EU Law, The European Convention On Human Rights And Swiss Law

Following its announcement yesterday on the so-called ‘Super League’ project and the respective compliance measures UEFA has taken, UEFA reaffirms its view that it has always acted in accordance wi...read more

Report IBSF Congress 2021

The Congress of the International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation IBSF was held virtually on September 16 and 17, 2021, with the Executive Committee informing the participants...read more

NBA Rejects Golden State Warriors’ Andrew Wiggins Request For Religious Exemption From San Francisco Vaccination Mandate

The NBA has denied Andrew Wiggins’ request for a religious exemption from the San Francisco mandatory requirement for all attendees at indoor gatherings to be vaccinated against Covid-19. The San ...read more

Mali: Inquiry Links Basketball Federation To Sexual Abuse

Sport & Rights Alliance Calls for Protection, Remedy, Governance Reform The International Basketball Federation’s report on systemic sexual harassment and abuse within the Ma...read more

CPA Working On Riders Safety: Fruitful Meeting With AIOCC At Flanders 2021 World Championships

After almost two years of online meetings, the World Championships in Flanders that ended yesterday was an opportunity for the International Association of Riders to meet again in p...read more

2020/21 UEFA Club Competition Technical Reports – Out Now

The reports, compiled by UEFA's teams of experienced technical experts, look back at the action and events in the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Women’s Champions League an...read more

Sport Resolutions To Speak At The Asian International Arbitration Centre Event

The Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC) is hosting a webinar, titled “The Standard of Proof in Anti-Doping Arbitration: Understanding Comfortable Satisfaction”  in conjunction w...read more

Concacaf Statement Regarding Inter Moengo Tapoe And CD Olimpia

The Concacaf Disciplinary Committee has fully investigated the circumstances surrounding the integrity concerns raised by a video which circulated on social media following the Inter Moengo Tapoe...read more

FIFPRO Americas Division Makes Organisational Changes

FIFPRO’s division in the Americas has made organisational changes with a view to strengthening the representation of professional footballers across the region. The division is also taking another ...read more

Luc Tardif New IIHF President

Luc Tardif has been elected as new IIHF President succeeding René Fasel, who held the position for 27 years and didn’t stand for re-election. He won the presidential election in the fourth a...read more

What Did We Learn From UKAD’s 2021 Clean Sport At The Front Line?

UK Anti-Doping’s (UKAD) Clean Sport at the Front Line (CSFL) took place on 14 & 15 September 2021 online.  The event was tailored towards practitioners in sport and wa...read more

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