Martha Kelner

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Jan 12

Ukad criticises British Cycling for ‘hindering’ Jiffy bag investigation

• Investigation into package may have been ‘potentially compromised’• Letter from Ukad to British Cycling lays bare a catalogue of failingsThe investigation into a mystery Jiffy bag delivered to Bradley Wiggins was “hindered” and may have been “potenti…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jan/12/british-cycling-jiffy-bag-ukad-investigation

Jan 10

Leaking of Chris Froome’s failed drugs test harmed cycling – Julie Harrington

• British Cycling chief says publicity around test dealt reputational blow to sport• ‘People will make up their own mind based on not having the full evidence’Publicity surrounding Chris Froome’s failed drugs test has dealt a reputational blow not only…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jan/10/leak-chris-froome-failed-drugs-test-british-cycling-julie-harrington

Dec 15

Chris Froome’s failed test a disaster for cycling, says former UCI president

• Pat McQuaid believes Briton will find it tough to avoid suspension• Froome’s failed test will cause ‘irreparable damage’ to Team SkyThe former head of cycling’s world governing body said Chris Froome’s failed drug test was a disaster for the sport an…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/dec/15/cycling-chris-froome-failed-drugs-test-pat-mcquaid

Nov 23

Blind Liverpool fan makes formal complaint against Seville police tactics

• Supporter left ‘vulnerable’ after his cane was taken away at stadium• Calls for FA to do more to protect fans against ‘over-zealous’ policing abroadA blind Liverpool fan was left feeling “vulnerable” and discriminated against after claiming his cane …

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/nov/23/blind-liverpool-fan-complaint-against-seville-police

Nov 20

Shane Sutton claims of common use of TUEs to ‘find gains’ upset British cyclists

• Paralympian Jody Cundy says claims would ‘muddy’ Bradley Wiggins’ name• British Cycling’s former technical director made comments in BBC documentaryBritish cyclists are disturbed that their former technical director Shane Sutton considered therapeuti…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/nov/20/british-cycling-shane-sutton-bradley-wiggins-jason-cundy-tues

Nov 20

Aiba’s Wu Ching-kuo steps down amid financial mismanagement allegations

• Wu suspended last month but investigation set to be dropped• Franco Falcinelli, currentlyAiba’s senior vice-president, to take overThe suspended leader of amateur boxing’s governing body, Aiba, has announced he is stepping down amid allegations of fi…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/nov/20/wu-ching-kuo-steps-down-aiba-boxing-governing-body

Nov 16

Premier League clubs agree to screen up to 210 live matches a season

• Increase from 168 a season to make top flight even wealthier• Saturday night live match on the cards in 2019-2022 TV dealPremier League chairmen have voted unanimously in favour of a broadcast tender under which between 190 and 210 games will be show…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/nov/16/premier-league-club-live-matches-increase

Nov 03

Taped limbs, Valium and cold showers: Paralympic cheating claims mount

• Athletes have drugged themselves and rolled in snow says former IPC expert• IPC insists system is ‘robust’ as allegations mount of intentional misleadingA former classification expert for the International Paralympic Committee has lifted the lid on a…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/nov/03/para-swimming-classification-claims-ipc

Nov 01

Para-swimmers are ‘exaggerating disability’, select committee told

• Levana Hanson’s father Mark says concerns have been ignored • Tanni Grey-Thomson: athletes who raised alarm feared deselectionThe crisis facing the Paralympic movement over alleged abuse of the classification system deepened on Wednesday as swimming …

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/nov/01/para-swimmers-are-exaggerating-disability-select-committee-told

Oct 24

UK Sport may hit British Para-Swimming in pocket over bullying crisis

• UK Sport could withhold salary of performance director Chris Furber• Unprecedented decision would be watershed moment in duty of care scandalsUK Sport may withhold the funding of British Para-Swimming’s performance director, Chris Furber, for his rol…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/oct/24/uk-sport-british-para-swimming-bullying-crisis-chris-furber

Oct 24

Premier League’s big six defeated in bid to reallocate £1bn of overseas TV revenue

• Wednesday meeting cancelled with no agreement on the cards• ‘It has become clear that there is currently no consensus for change’The Premier League’s so-called big six have been forced to accept defeat in their battle for a bigger share of £1bn of ov…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/oct/24/premier-league-big-six-defeated-overseas-tv-revenue

Oct 20

British Cycling’s Julie Harrington: ‘Jess speaking out has been the catalyst for change’

Chief executive of British cycling is confident she can oversee a change of culture, after the bullying and sexism allegations, without damaging the medal countJulie Harrington is watching youngsters hurtle round the BMX track inside the National Cycli…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/oct/20/british-cycling-julie-harrington-jess-catalyst-change

Oct 14

GB para-swimming coach left police after ‘mocking disabled person’

• Rob Greenwood alleged to have made jokes at takeaway restaurant• He was working for Lancashire police in 2002The coach who is at the centre of the Paralympic swimming bullying scandal resigned from a previous job with the police after it was alleged …

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/oct/14/rob-greenwood-gb-para-swimming-coach-police-mocking-disabled

Oct 11

Para-swimmers bullied and verbally abused in coach’s ‘climate of fear’

• British Swimming takes rare step of apologising• UK sport looking at independent report which spoke to 13 athletesThe duty of care scandal engulfing Olympic and Paralympic sport has plunged to a new low as British Swimming admitted disabled swimmers,…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/oct/12/paraswimmers-verbally-abused-by-coach-climate-fear

Oct 10

Aiba’s Wu Ching-kuo suspended after financial mismanagement claims

• Controversial president accused of running up 15m Swiss francs debt• Return of Wu Ching-kuo considered highly unlikelyThe controversial leader of amateur boxing’s governing body, Aiba, has been suspended from his role after allegations of “financial …

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/oct/10/aiba-president-wu-ching-kuo-suspended

Oct 06

IOC suspends Carlos Nuzman after gold bar corruption allegation

• Rio 2016 chief involved in commission organising Tokyo 2020 Olympics
• Brazilian police accused 75-year-old of involvement in alleged bribery

The International Olympic Committee has suspended the head of the Rio Games after his arrest on bribery and fraud charges linked to a bid vote-buying scandal, which he denies.

Carlos Nuzman, 75, was involved in a commission organising the Tokyo 2020 Olympics but has been removed from the role after Brazilian police accused him of involvement in alleged bribery of IOC members to vote for the Rio Games during campaigning in 2009. Because he is president of the Brazilian Olympic Committee that body has also been suspended, meaning any IOC payments are frozen and its right to vote on Olympic-related matters is revoked.

Related: Usada chief Travis Tygart urges IOC to ban Russia from Winter Olympics

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/oct/06/ioc-suspends-rio-2016-chief-carlos-nuzman