Sports Integrity Briefs – 26 June 2018
• The deadline for responses to the Tennis Independent Review Panel (TIRP) Report has been extended until 25 July. In April, the TIRP published its Interim Report, which found that restricting the sale of lie data at lower level matches could be key to preserving the integrity of tennis. The supporting evidence to the TIRP Interim Report is available to download by clicking here. The Interim Report and the accompanying evidence are considered as a consultation, and interested parties can send submissions to Jonathan Ellis at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Final Report will consider the findings of the Interim Report, as well as any relevant submissions, and will be published in due course.
• Azeri weightlifter Huseyn Ismayilov has been provisionally suspended after he returned an adverse analytical finding (AAF) for testosterone, announced the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF). Ismayilov won bronze in the -94kg category at the 2017 European Junior & U23 Weightlifting Championships.
• A University sports athlete has been sanctioned with a four year ban after returning an adverse analytical finding (AAF) for three prohibited substances. Lane Raposo of York University reported AAFs for methenolone, boldenone (anabolic agents) and tamoxifen (hormone modulator), announced the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES).
• The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has summonedUmar Akmal to explain his allegations that he was twice approached to fix aspects of cricket matches. Akmal toldSaama TV that he was offered US$200,000 to play two dot balls – balls where no runs are scored. The batsman also said that match-fixers had offered to pay him to drop out of games. He will appear before the PCB tomorrow (27 June).
• A South Korean court has issued a man with a two year suspended prison sentence for violating the country’s Game Industry Promotion Law and Information and Communication Technology Protection Law by creating an illegal programme in Overwatch. The 28 year old had generated over 200 million won (€153,400) from selling an ‘automatic aiming nuclear programme’ for the eSports game, reported Korean news agency SBS.
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