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SBD Global/June 19, 2013/Leagues and Governing Bodies

League Notes: Committee Says Majority Of Dutch Cyclists Doped During 1990s, Early 2000s

A committee led by former Dutch Minister of Justice Winnie Sorgdrager proclaimed on Monday that "the majority of the Dutch professional cyclists used doping at the end of the nineties and at the beginning of this century" (XINHUA, 6/18). ... Three bookies, arrested in the Indian Premier League spot-fixing scandal, on Tuesday alleged in a court here that "the Delhi police has extorted their confessions in the case by using 'third degree torture and coercion.'" The court sought police’s response on the allegations by bookies Sunil Bhatia, Ramesh Vyas and Firoz Ansari, who claimed that "investigators had obtained their confessions by use of force" (PTI, 6/18). ... South African Sports Confederation & Olympic Committee CEO Tubby Reddy said that he had a "'constructive' meeting with the Int'l Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) at the weekend, in an effort to explain the administrative takeover of Athletics SA and prevent international sanctions" (SOWETAN LIVE, 6/18). ... The Spanish Footballers Association (AFE) and the Spanish Football League (LFP) agreed on Tuesday that the current collective bargaining agreement expiring on July 8 "will be extended until July 8, 2014" (EFE, 6/18).
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