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2017–18 NCAA Division I men's basketball corruption scandal

The 2017–18 NCAA Division I mens basketball corruption scandal is an ongoing corruption scandal, initially involving sportswear manufacturer Adidas as well as several college basketball programs associated with the brand but now involving many programs not affiliated with Adidas. On September 27, 2017, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the office of the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced the arrest of 10 individuals, including assistant coaches Anthony Bland, Chuck Person, Emanuel Richardson, and Lamont Evans and Adidas executive James Gatto, on va ...

Age requirements in gymnastics

The age requirements in gymnastics are established by the Federation Internationale de Gymnastique and regulate the age at which athletes are allowed to participate in senior-level competitions. In the latter half of the 20th century, a series of controversies arose with regard to gymnast ages, some of them leading to sanctions by FIG, and paving the way for the age requirements to be raised from 14 to 15 in 1981, and then to 16 in 1997.

Animal treatment in rodeo

The welfare of animals in rodeo has been a topic of discussion for the industry, the public, and the law for decades. Protests were first raised in the 1870s, and, in the middle twentieth century, laws were enacted to curb events using animals. The American Humane Association has worked with the rodeo industry to establish rules improving animal welfare in rodeo and the treatment of rodeo animals. Today, animal cruelty complaints in rodeo are still very much alive. The PRCA which governs about a third of the rodeos conducted in the United States annually has provided rules for its members ...

Athletes and domestic violence

Domestic violence perpetrated by male athletes upon their intimate partners or family members is one of the most common off-field crimes that affects sports administration. There is an ongoing struggle among sporting leagues, governments, and viewers to address the increasing number of domestic violence incidents committed by athletes that come to the sporting publics attention. The NFL, National Collegiate Athletic Association, National Basketball Association, and the sport of boxing employ and promote athletes who have committed domestic violence, which presents a dilemma when their offe ...

Australian Open extreme heat policy

The Extreme Heat Policy is a rule pertaining to the Australian Open. It was introduced in 1998 after consultation with a number of tennis players.

Boosting (doping)

Boosting is a method of inducing autonomic dysreflexia with the intention of enhancing performance in sport. It can be used by an athlete with a spinal cord injury to increase their blood pressure and is performed by causing a painful stimulus in the lower part of the body. The International Paralympic Committee banned the practice in 1994, but many competitors with spinal injuries are still thought to be using it as a performance enhancer.