Tag Archive: Doping

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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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: 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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Essendon Football Club v Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority

Federal Court Action On 13 June 2014, the Essendon Football Club (an  Australian Rules football club) launched legal action in the Federal Court of Australia against the CEO of the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA), the Australian branch of the World Anti-Doping Authority (WADA). The court action was launched in response to 34 “show cause” notices issued …

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Spanish Supreme Court orders Le Monde to pay damages to Real Madrid and FC Barcelona

By Ceyhun Pehlivan and Jorge Monclús The Spanish Supreme Court has ordered French daily newspaper Le Monde to pay damages of €300,000 to Real Madrid and €15,000 to FC Barcelona for linking the Spanish football clubs to a doping plot. Real Madrid and FC Barcelona filed a lawsuit against Le Monde as a consequence of …

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UK – Commonwealth Games England Implement their First Mandatory Anti-Doping Education Policy

By Alasdair Muller Following the 2013 World Conference on Doping in Sport, which highlighted effective education programmes as a fundamental tool in combatting the use of performance enhancing substances, Commonwealth Games England (“CGE“) has entered into a partnership with UK Anti-Doping (“UKAD“) to implement a mandatory anti-doping education policy ahead of the 2014 Commonwealth Games …

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SPAIN: New Spanish Anti-doping Act

The Spanish Parliament has just approved the so-called Fundamental Act (LO) 3/2013 for the protection of the athletes health and fighting doping in sport. This new piece of legislation intends to combat against doping in sports in a more effective way, incorporating into Spanish law the requirements laid down by international organizations, such as the …

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