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Exclusive: Eder encouraged to run for FISU Presidency after interim role

  • Universiade

International University Sports Federation (FISU) Acting President Leonz Eder has revealed that he has received plenty of encouragement to bid to take on the role of head of the organisation on a full-time basis.

interim basis since March 2021 when its President Oleg Matytsin agreed to step aside in accordance with doping

2015, has been Russia’s Sports Minister since January 2020.Under sanctions imposed by the World Anti-Doping

Agency following the cover-up of a state-sponsored doping programme, Russian Government officials were

not permitted to hold any position at a global governing body that is a signatory to the World Anti-Doping

delegating his responsibility as FISU President since March 2021 when he stepped aside in accordance with doping

Bol cleared of doping in Australia as WADA agrees to review EPO testing process

  • Athletics

middle-distance runner Peter Bol has hailed the Sport Integrity Australia's (SIA) decision to clear him of doping

Bol has also welcomed the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) announcement that it will review the testing

July 31, 2023"As a result, Sport Integrity Australia has taken the decision not to progress an anti-doping

Athletes in Australia should have confidence in the anti-doping system that has allowed Sport Integrity

Rio 2016 men’s pole vault champion Braz suspended by AIU after positive test

  • Athletics

Brazil’s Thiago Braz, who won the men’s pole vault title at his home Rio 2016 Olympics, has been provisionally suspended by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) after testing positive for the banned substance ostarine.

first of which was analysed after the second.The two results were viewed by the AIU as a single anti-doping

this explanation failed to explain the presence of a prohibited substance.On June 5 the World Anti-Doping

French Sports Minister denies lack of accord with IOC over Russia and Belarus

  • Paris 2024

Amélie Oudéa-Castéra, French Minister for Sport and the Olympic and Paralympic Games, has denied that her country is out of step with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) over whether Russian and Belarusian athletes can compete at Paris 2024.

We want the neutrality regime to imply of course no anthem, no flag, and full commitment to the anti-doping

Bach meets Kenyan NOC at IOC headquarters


International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has held a meeting with the leadership of the National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOC-K) after inviting them to the organisation’s headquarters in Lausanne.

Lausanne in May this year where he held discussions with Bach about Kenya’s preparations for Paris 2024.Doping

after the country’s Government committed $25 million (£20.3 million/€23 million) to the fight against doping

Weightlifting’s roadmap for the future - new rules, new image, and everyone has a say

  • The Big Read

Weightlifting is heading towards a future that could feature not just different kinds of competition but "a different kind of weightlifter" - and hundreds of people are involved in the process.

and anything else that comes up along the way are up for discussion, along with governance and anti-doping

We want them to talk about weightlifting as a sport that is useful to them, not as a doping sport."

because until then we are focusing on sorting out the problems of the past".Those problems were caused by doping

Liu Chengliang said China was a strong supporter of IWF reforms, and of its "zero tolerance" towards doping

IJF adopts IOC's Athletes' Rights and Responsibilities Declaration

  • Judo

The International Judo Federation (IJF) has adopted the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) Athletes' Rights and Responsibilities Declaration in what has been hailed as an "important milestone".

Topics such as anti-doping, integrity, governance, discrimination and harassment are covered in the Declaration

Tennis players Ymer and Dorcil banned after anti-doping rule violations

  • Tennis

Dorcil have been banned from the sport for 18 months and four years, respectively, after breaching anti-doping

Sweden's world number 51 Ymer received the punishment for missing three out-of-competition doping tests

the matter deliberated and concluded that the Player failed in ensuring his compliance with the anti-doping

UK Anti-Doping confirms Coffey as new director of operations

  • News

UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) has confirmed the appointment of Hamish Coffey as its director of operations.

testing, and intelligence and investigations programmes at UKAD.He has worked at UKAD, the World Anti-Doping

Agency (WADA) and UK Sport for 19 years.Hamish Coffey, left, has been involved in the anti-doping movement

in the UK since 2004 ©UKADCoffey joined UK Sport in 2004 as doping control administrator and has gone

Hamish is a well-respected figure in the anti-doping community and his extensive experience over many

His natural progression to lead UKAD’s Operations Directorate, an integral function of anti-doping to

German gymnastics chief Hölzl calls for ban on Russia and Belarus to continue before Paris 2024

  • Paris 2024

German Gymnastics Federation (DTB) President Alfons Hölzl has called for the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) to retain their ban on competitors from Russia and Belarus when the FIG Executive Committee meets in Lausanne tomorrow. 

the Dynamo Club in Moscow which has military associations ©Getty ImagesHölzl has also cast doubts on doping

competitors had required to compete under the Russian Olympic Committee banner after the Russian Anti-Doping

sanctioned following revelations of state sponsored doping.RUSADA was ruled non compliant by the World Anti-Doping

I can't see that we are dealing with a system that ensures the fight against doping, then it leads to

Kenya sets Brisbane 2032 target to diversify Olympic sports it competes in

  • Brisbane 2032

Kenya has set itself a target of broadening the number of sports it competes in the Olympic Games at Brisbane 2032.

offered an undertaking that an expansion of development in sports will be accompanied by a robust anti-doping

We are working together with ADAK (Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya) and all sports federations to spread

Anti-doping programme unveiled for 2023 Francophone Games

  • Francophone Games

The International Committee of the Games of La Francophonie (CIJF) has stepped up its fight against doping

The CIJF has worked in close collaboration with the World Anti-Doping Agency to create what it describes

when only medallists were tested, any athlete participating at Kinshasa 2023 will be subject to anti-doping

rules and may undergo testing.Zakia Bartagi, head of the CIJF Medical and Anti-Doping Commission, said

 "At the Kinshasa Games, under the World Anti-Doping Code, samples can be taken during or out of

to ensure that their work carried out at the Games would be in accordance with the World Anti-Doping