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June 2019 Archives

World Surf League announces new anti-doping program

The World Surf League has announced a partnership with the International Surfing Association to adopt a new anti-doping program that will comply with World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Code. The decision comes just one year before professional surfing makes its Olympic debut at the Tokyo 2020 Games.

Authorities keeping a close watch for match-fixing at World Cup

Officials are on high alert for potential match-fixing at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France. It seems with the growth in popularity the women’s league has seen in recent years, comes more attention from betters. Games in this year’s tournament are reportedly drawing millions of dollars in bets, making it a lucrative target for fixers worldwide.

Four cyclists suspended amid allegations of blood doping

Four professional cyclists were recently suspended for suspected doping violations, according to the International Cycling Union (UCI). The suspensions come as part of the ongoing “Operation Aderlass” investigation, an inquiry led by Austrian authorities focusing on blood doping rings.

Congress considering a law that would criminalize doping

In recent months, police raids in Germany and Austria led to the arrest of a surprising number of athletes on suspicion of participating in blood doping. However, many do not realize that the United States has no laws on the books that specifically criminalize doping in sport.

What professional gamers have in common with pro athletes

Over the last several years, esports have exploded in popularity – reaching audiences as large as many professional sports. Fans can watch esport tournaments live, or more often through a streaming service like Twitch. More than 80 million people tuned in to view the League of Legends World Championship in 2017. The NBA has even launched its own basketball esport league, NBA 2K.

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