League Notes: CAS Aiming To Give Verdict On Troicki Doping Case In 'Around' Four Months
The Court of Arbitration for Sport is "aiming to give a verdict" in Serbian tennis player Victor Troicki’s doping rules case "in around four months." The CAS said that Troicki has "not asked for his 18-month ban to be frozen during the procedure, which could have cleared him to continue playing in events" such as the U.S. Open (AP, 8/20). ... There is "more trouble" for the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association headed by Bharatiya Janata Party MP Anurag Thakur as the "state vigilance and anti-corruption bureau found the sports body's initially registered address" in Kanpur, India as "bogus." An investigator speaking on the condition of anonymity said, "A vigilance team had visited Kanpur and found that the office associated with the HPCA is fictitious and non-existent" (IANS, 8/20). ... Cycling Anti-Doping Foundation Dir Francesca Rossi said that the 2013 Tour de France had no positive anti-doping test results. The CADF took 622 blood and urine samples during the 100th edition of the Toru (versus a total of 566 samples in 2012) (Int'l Cycling Union). ... In yet another "embarrassing goof-up," three Indian weightlifters were disqualified from the second Youth Asian Games in Nanjing for being overage, "adding a new twist to the shocking administrative fiasco which has already seen 24 athletes being barred from participation" (PTI, 8/20).