Category Archive: Doping

Australia: Out of Bounds on the Full for Hird? An important case on defence costs coverage in regulatory actions

James Hird was on the losing end of a Supreme Court of Victoria proceeding against Chubb Insurance Company of Australia Ltd this week, where he sought indemnification of legal costs (of around AUD$692,000) under a D&O liability policy. The costs in question were in connection with Hird’s unsuccessful 2014 Federal Court challenge (at both trial …

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AUSTRALIA: WADA v Essendon CAS Proceedings

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) hearing for the World Anti-Doping Authority’s (WADA) appeal against the decision of the AFL Anti-Doping Tribunal clearing the players involved in the Essendon supplements saga has been set down for October. The appeal will be heard in Sydney, Australia. The panel of arbitrators has been appointed, as follows: …

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Australia: WADA Appeals Essendon Anti-Doping case

The World Anti-Doping Authority (WADA) has released a statement announcing their decision to appeal the Australian Football League (AFL) Anti-Doping Tribunal’s decision to clear 34 past and present AFL players for alleged doping offences. The appeal will be heard by the Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS). Share this

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United States: UFC Hires Anti-Doping Crusader

By Courtney Saleski Last week, the UFC named Jeff Novitzky as Vice President of Athlete Health and Performance.  According to the press release, Mr. Novitzky will help the UFC “invest in state of the art sports science studies, further develop its out-of-competition testing policy, and enrich its education and prevention programs.” Since at least the …

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Australia: Essendon v ASADA: Players cleared

The Australian Football League Anti-Doping Tribunal has cleared 34 past and present players of any wrongdoing in relation to a supplements program at the Essendon Football Club. The tribunal, consisting of two former Victorian County Court Judges and a former player (now barrister) have withheld the reasons for the decision until the appeal period ends. …

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GLOBAL: Cycling Independent Reform Commission report

By Patrick Mitchell and Verity Young The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) has now published the report and recommendations of the Cycling Independent Reform Commission (CIRC). The CIRC was established by the UCI in January 2014 and has just completed a 13 month independent investigation into “the causes of the pattern of doping that developed within …

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Global: Lance Armstrong to pay US$10 million to SCA Promotions

On 4 February 2015, an arbitration panel (in a 2-1 decision) ordered Lance Armstrong to pay US$10 million to SCA Promotions (SCA), a sports insurance company, for US$12 million worth of bonuses received for his seven Tour de France wins. In 2005, Armstrong was involved with a prior dispute with SCA whereby he claimed entitlement …

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Essendon v ASADA: Joint doping investigation legal, says Federal Court of Australia

On 19 September 2014, Australia’s Federal Court dismissed the Essendon Football Club’s (Essendon) litigation against the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA). Justice Middleton determined that the “joint investigation” that ASADA conducted with the Australian Football League (AFL) was within the statutory powers granted to ASADA. The court action was launched in response to 34 “show …

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UK Anti-Doping Secure First Lifetime Ban

By Alasdair Muller and Patrick Mitchell UK Anti-Doping (“UKAD“) have secured their first lifetime ban from sport after successfully prosecuting two individuals for multiple anti-doping rule violations. Earlier this year Philip Tinklin was convicted by Cardiff Crown Court for conspiring to supply anabolic steroids. Despite not being officially affiliated to any sporting organisation, Philip Tinklin’s …

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Doping tests and privacy rights in Spain: a key court decision

No one can deny that, over the last decade, Spain has taken the fight against Sports’ doping networks very seriously. In 2006 and 2013, two demanding laws for the health protection of federated sportsmen and the prosecution of fraud in sports competition have been passed by the Spanish Parliament. New and stringent regulations developing both …

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