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Is match-fixing a bigger problem than doping?

Richard McLaren and David Howman, the two men who have led the charge against doping in the last several years, revealed they believe that manipulating matches is now a bigger problem than drug cheats. The two discussed ongoing concerns about match-fixing at the Symposium on Match Manipulation and Gambling in Sport last month.

Contaminated products lead to sanctions for two UFC athletes

Two UFC athletes, Walt Harris of the United States and Mairbek Taisumov of Austria, recently accepted sanctions for violations of the UFC's Anti-Doping Policy linked to use of contaminated supplements. In both cases, product labels contained no banned substances. However, testing by WADA-accredited labs confirmed the presence of anabolic agents. These fighters are not alone in being sanctioned as a result of contaminated supplements - others include Yoel Romero and Tim Means.

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