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

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

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

Global spend on intermediary commissions rises to new record high of USD 653 million

FIFA’s Intermediaries in International Transfers 2019 report offers a summary of the involvement of intermediaries in international transfers completed in FIFA‘s International Transfer Matching System (ITMS) during 2019. Key highlights: Of the more than 17,000 transfers completed so far in 2019, 3,557 involved at least one intermediary. Spending on commissions paid to intermediaries has increased to USD 653.9 million to date in 2019, which is … Continue reading Global spend on intermediary commissions rises to new record high of USD 653 million

Shakib Al Hasan banned after accepting three charges under ICC Anti-Corruption Code

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has banned Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan from all cricket for two years, with one year of that suspended, after he accepted three charges of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code The charges are as follows: Article 2.4.4 – Failure to disclose to the ACU full details of any approaches or invitations he received to engage in Corrupt Conduct – in relation to … Continue reading Shakib Al Hasan banned after accepting three charges under ICC Anti-Corruption Code

Pooran suspended for four games for changing condition of the ball

West Indies player Nicholas Pooran has been handed four suspension points after admitting breaching level 3 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel during the 3rd ODI match against Afghanistan at Lucknow . Pooran was charged with violating Article 2.14 of the code, which relates to “changing the condition of the ball” after video footage showed him scratching the surface of … Continue reading Pooran suspended for four games for changing condition of the ball