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WADA To Allow RUSADA To Resume Drug Testing Under UKAD Supervision

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 06 / 28 / 17

Russia "can resume drug testing of its athletes under supervision," the World Anti-Doping Agency announced, according to the BBC. The Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) was suspended in '15 after its staff was accused of "covering up drug use" in a report by lawyer Richard McLaren. WADA said that R...

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US Justice Dept. Opens Russian Inquiry

The U.S. Justice Dept. has reportedly "opened an investigation into state-sponsored doping by dozens of Russia's top athletes," according to Rebecca R. Ruiz of the N.Y. TIMES. Sources said that the U.S. attorney's office for the Eastern District of N.Y. is "scrutinizing Russian government officials, ...

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Lobby Calls For End To Sexist Golf Clubs

Scotland’s female political leaders "called for an end to sexist golf club regulations after it emerged that members of one of the country’s remaining men-only clubs were lobbying to continue excluding women," according to Libby Brooks of the London GUARDIAN. A group of around 30 members ...

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Koukash Calls For No Confidence Vote

Super Rugby side Salford Red Devils Owner Marwan Koukash "has called for a vote of no confidence in the Rugby Football League," according to the BBC. Koukash's club was docked six points and fined £5,000 ($7,200) for breaching the salary cap in '14 and '15 by the RFL. Before that rul ...

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Sauber, Force India Send Letter To FIA

Sauber and Force India have written a joint letter to Formula One CEO Bernie Ecclestone and the FIA, outlining the team's "doubts over the recently concluded engine agreement," according to Adam Cooper of MOTORSPORT. Although the agreement was "designed in part to give smaller teams lower engine pri ...

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Royal Troon Drops Hint About Women

Royal Troon Golf Club, the venue for this year’s Open Championship, has "dropped a heavy hint that it wants its 800 male members to vote in favour of admitting women members," according to Martin Dempster of the SCOTSMAN. It follows club captain Martin Cheyne saying it is "important" that the ...

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League Notes

National Rugby League side  Melbourne   Storm Football Dir  Frank Ponissi  has urged the NRL to "consider allowing a select group of players to have  off-season sabbaticals " in overseas rugby union as an influx of cash in Europe "threatens to have ramifications for rugby l ...

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NRL Side Parramatta Eels Execs Divided

The crisis "engulfing" National Rugby League side Parramatta "went up another notch on Monday" as Parramatta Leagues Club CEO Bevan Paul "rejected the terms of an offer for him to be installed as an interim Group CEO, confirming a picture of a strife-torn club in which senior figures are bitterly op ...

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Ecclestone Says Big-Wigs Want Him Out

F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone on Sunday confirmed reports some of F1's major stakeholders are "plotting" his demise, according to GMM. Mercedes and Red Bull "joined Ferrari in apparently moving against the long-time F1 'supremo,' with plans to replace the 85-year-old Briton with a three-pronged leadershi ...

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Jarryd Hayne Could Return To NRL

Jarryd Hayne could compete at the Olympics and return for the rugby league finals series this season with the National Rugby League to "consider registering his contract" if it was deemed "in the best interest" of the sport, according to Chammas & Decent of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. The future ...

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Asian Tour Touts 'Strategic Alliance'

With the circuit now focusing on "strengthening its identity and providing more opportunities for its players," Asian Tour interim Commissioner Kyi Hla Han said that the tour "saved itself from disappearing altogether by rejecting a full merger with the European Tour," according to Nazvi Careem ...

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