League Notes: AFL Ushers In New Drugs Code, Bans Controversial AOD-9604
The Australian Football League "has banned controversial drug AOD-9604 and other substances linked to the Essendon doping saga as part of a new Prohibited Treatments List." The list surpasses the World Anti-Doping Agency code and was signed off by AFL General Counsel Andrew Dillon. Any player found to breach the prohibited list "can be punished" by the AFL general counsel, the Commission or an AFL tribunal “at its absolute discretion” (HERALD SUN, 4/1). ... Following the suspension of the Indian Amateur Boxing Federation for its refusal to comply with its directives, the India Sports Ministry on Tuesday "derecognised the IABF with immediate effect." It comes "as another massive jolt to the IABF, which has already been terminated by its international parent body, AIBA" (PTI, 4/1).