League Notes: Names Of Russian Athletes Under Suspicion To Be Given To Federations
The names of hundreds of Russian athletes "suspected of being part of a doping conspiracy" were given to sports federations on Thursday. They "are believed to include footballers" and come from a Russian database obtained by WADA via a whistleblower (LONDON TIMES, 12/14).
The EuroLeague on Wednesday met with representatives from eight European leagues and the Union of European Leagues of Basketball to discuss, "among other things," a new proposal that will be presented to FIBA at the end of the month. The EuroLeague said that the eight league representatives and the ULEB approved of the proposal, but ULEB President Tomas Van Den Spiegel "denied this" (MUNDO DEPORTIVO, 12/14).
Newly-elected Indian Olympic Association President Narinder Batra "categorically" said that "there will be no bilateral sporting ties with Pakistan." Batra said, "The question (of playing Pakistan) doesn’t arise until and unless the political relation improves. Currently, the situation is bad." He added, "International commitments are different, but sporting ties between the two nations can’t take place. The environment has to be healthy first. Otherwise not" (HINDUSTAN TIMES, 12/14).
In fact, we discussed and we took note of the principles of the proposal. But nothing was agreed to by the domestic leagues except for the fact that FIBA and Euroleague should reiniate talks. https://t.co/2IIhwWOOMh— Tomas V. D. Spiegel (@tomasvds) December 13, 2017