Decisions on ANTI-DOPING – BIATHLON – OLYMPIC GAMES SOCHI 2014

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has issued its decisions in the appeals filed by Russian biathletes Olga Vilukhina and Yana Romanova against the decision issued by the International Olympic Committee Disciplinary Commission (IOC DC) dated 27 November 2017, as well as in the related appeal filed by the biathlete Olga Zaytseva against the IOC DC decision dated 1 December 2017 (collectively, the Athletes … Continue reading Decisions on ANTI-DOPING – BIATHLON – OLYMPIC GAMES SOCHI 2014

CAS PROCEEDINGS IN THE ARBITRATIONS ANDREAIANNONE V/FIM AND WADA V/ ANDREA IANNONE & FIM

Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) hearing in the appeal arbitration procedures filed by the Italian MotoGP rider Andrea Iannone and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) took place on 15 October 2020. The panel of arbitrators will now deliberate and finalise the Arbitral Award containing their decision. It is expected to be notified by mid November 2020. The proceedings concern the decision taken by the … Continue reading CAS PROCEEDINGS IN THE ARBITRATIONS ANDREAIANNONE V/FIM AND WADA V/ ANDREA IANNONE & FIM

COURT OF ARBITRATION FOR SPORT (CAS) DISMISSED THE APPEAL OF WYDAD ATHLETIC CLUB

Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has issued its decision in the appeal filed by the Moroccan club Wydad Athletic Club (WAC) against the Confédération Africaine de Football (CAF) and the Tunisian club Espérance Sportive de Tunis (EST) in relation to the decision taken by the CAF Appeals Board on 15 September 2019, which confirmed the earlier decision of the CAF Disciplinary Board dated 7 … Continue reading COURT OF ARBITRATION FOR SPORT (CAS) DISMISSED THE APPEAL OF WYDAD ATHLETIC CLUB

CAS Panel decided that the ISA shall be the International Federation (IF) of SUP at Olympic level

Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) issued its decision in the arbitration procedure between the International Surfing Association (ISA) and the International Canoe Federation (ICF) regarding the governance of the sport of Stand-Up Paddleboard (SUP). The CAS Panel has decided that the ISA shall be the International Federation (IF) governing and administrating the sport of SUP at Olympic level but has dismissed ISA’s request to … Continue reading CAS Panel decided that the ISA shall be the International Federation (IF) of SUP at Olympic level

Investigation into Yves Jean-Bart and sanctions another Haitian football official

The investigatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee has concluded its investigation proceedings against Yves Jean-Bart, President of the Haitian Football Association, and submitted its final report together with the investigation files to the adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee. The investigatory chamber has further expanded the scope of the aforementioned investigation and opened formal proceedings against Yvette Félix, an assistant coach at the … Continue reading Investigation into Yves Jean-Bart and sanctions another Haitian football official

What is WADA’s take on investigation into the International Weightlifting Federation?

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) acknowledged the publication of the findings of the McLaren Independent Weightlifting Investigation into the activities of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) and welcomes the work that has been carried out. Since Professor Richard H. McLaren’s investigation was initiated in January, WADA’s independent Intelligence and Investigations Department (I&I) has provided assistance to the investigators when requested and will continue to do … Continue reading What is WADA’s take on investigation into the International Weightlifting Federation?

FIFA Ethics Committee on Wilmer Valdez

The adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee has found Mr Wilmar Valdez, former President of the Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) and a former member of both the FIFA Council and the CONMEBOL Executive Committee, guilty of having infringed his duty of loyalty, in violation of the FIFA Code of Ethics. The investigation into Mr Valdez concerned various projects and tenders conducted by the AUF … Continue reading FIFA Ethics Committee on Wilmer Valdez

WADA’s positives on three-year partnership agreement between the SAIDS and ETH-NADO

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) announced that a three-year partnership agreement between the South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS) and the Ethiopian National Anti-Doping Organization (ETH-NADO) has yielded significant benefits for the protection of clean sport in Africa. The agreement, which was facilitated and monitored by WADA, saw SAIDS provide support, guidance and expertise to ETH-NADO in building its anti-doping capacity. It is one … Continue reading WADA’s positives on three-year partnership agreement between the SAIDS and ETH-NADO

FIFA welcomes Brussels Court of Appeal ruling on FIFA’s TPO and TPI rules

The Brussels Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal by Doyen Sports Investments and Belgian club FC Seraing seeking the illegality of FIFA’s Third Party Ownership (TPO) and Third Party Influence (TPI) rules. FIFA’s TPO and TPI rules are set out in article 18bis and 18ter of the Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players (RSTP). In the decision, which was handed down on 12 December … Continue reading FIFA welcomes Brussels Court of Appeal ruling on FIFA’s TPO and TPI rules

Adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee sanctions Mohammad Hanif Sediqi Rustam

The adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee has found Mohammad Hanif Sediqi Rustam, former assistant to Keramuudin Karim, former President of the Afghanistan Football Federation (AFF), guilty of various violations of the FIFA Code of Ethics. The investigation into Mr Sediqi Rustam concerned the complaints lodged by several Afghan female football players, accusing Mr Karim of repeated sexual abuse in the 2013-2018 period, at … Continue reading Adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee sanctions Mohammad Hanif Sediqi Rustam