Russia challenges WADA doping ban
Saturday, December 28, 2019, 7:33 AM
Russia formally contested a four-year ban from major sporting events over doping violations that President Vladimir Putin has condemned as "unjust," the head of its RUSADA anti-doping-agency said. "In accordance with established procedure, today we have sent a package of documents to the World Anti-Doping-Agency. The package contains a notice about disagreement with WADA sanctions," RUSADA director general Yury Ganus told reporters in Moscow.
Messi banned for three months after CONMEBOL 'corruption' outburst
Saturday, August 3, 2019, 7:57 PM
Argentina star Lionel Messi was banned from playing for his national team for three months and fined USD 50,000 on Friday by CONMEBOL after he heavily criticised the South American football governing body during the Copa America. The 32-year-old Barcelona forward had accused CONMEBOL of "corruption" after he was sent off against Chile during the Copa America third-place play-off match.