Archive

In its news and press releases, FINCIS reports on current issues related to ethics in sport. FINCIS's news relate to both national and international affairs pertaining to fair play.

In our news archive you can find our press releases dating back to 2010. Due to a reorganisation in 2016, the releases from 2010 to 2016 are from the Finnish Anti-Doping Agency FINADA, and from 2016 onwards, from FINCIS.

Prohibited Substances and Methods in Sports 2019

11/16/18

The World Anti-Doping Agency WADA has published the 2019 Prohibited List. The list identifies which substances and methods are prohibited in- and out-of-competition and which substances are prohibited in particular sports. Changes made to the list of prohibited substances and methods for 2019...
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FINCIS publishes a report on harassment in football and ice hockey national teams

11/16/18

According to a report released today by the Finnish Center for Integrity in Sports FINCIS, dozens of players in Finnish national football and ice hockey teams have experienced harassment during their sports careers. Women and young players in particular have been harassed. In many serious cases,...
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Petteri Lindblom is FINCIS’ Secretary General in charge

7/21/18

Legal Director Petteri Lindblom will act as Secretary General in charge of the Finnish Center for Integrity in Sports, FINCIS, from 23 July 2018, when current Secretary General Harri Syväsalmi retires. The public selection process for a new Secretary General will be launched after the summer....
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Fair play on the podium at IAAF World Junior Championships in Tampere

7/9/18

The World U20 Championships in Athletics will participate in the international challenge campaign for fair sports. The championships hosted by Tampere from 10 to 15 July is the world's most international sports event of the year. The event will host athletes from over 170 countries. The IAAF...
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Harri Syväsalmi, Secretary General of FINCIS, retires

6/27/18

The Secretary General of the Finnish Center for Integrity in Sports, FINCIS, Harri Syväsalmi will be retiring. The public selection process for a new Secretary General will be launched after the summer. Legal Director Petteri Lindblom will act as the substitute Secretary General from 23 July 2018...
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iNADO Statement Post Pyeongchang: Reluctant Suspension Disheartening for Clean Athletes

2/26/18

iNADO acknowledges the decision of the IOC to maintain the suspension of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) for the Closing Ceremony. Regrettably, it is evident that it was made for pragmatic rather than principled reasons. It has taken two positive tests on Russian athletes to force the IOC's...
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WADA statement regarding the IOC’s decision not to reinstate the Russian Olympic Committee for the Pyeongchang 2018 Games

2/26/18

Montreal, 25 February 2018 – The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) acknowledges the International Olympic Committee's (IOC's) decision today not to lift the suspension of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) for the Closing Ceremony of the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018. WADA notes...
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FINCIS moved to a new office in Pitäjänmäki, Helsinki

2/13/18

The Finnish Center for Integrity in Sports FINCIS has moved to Pitäjänmäki, Helsinki. The new FINCIS office is located at Valimotie 10. In Pitäjänmäki, 380 employees from 50 Finnish sports organisations work together under the same roof.    "Moving in together with other people...
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FINCIS awaits decisions regarding doping test bottles

2/5/18

Information from National Anti-Doping Organisations has been received that a small number of doping test bottles (new generation BEREG-KIT Geneva security bottles) can be opened after freezing without leaving any indication of having been opened. No problems have occurred in tests conducted by...
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Anti-doping organisations demand clear criteria regarding the eligibility of Russian Olympic athletes

1/24/18

The leading anti-doping organisations (ADOs) gathered in Bonn demand that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) defines the criteria that Russian athletes must meet in order to be eligible to participate in the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics as soon as possible. There are less than three weeks...
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Violations in sports can now be reported via a new digital service

1/24/18

The Finnish Center for Integrity in Sports (FINCIS) has opened a new ILMO service that can be used to report suspected doping, competition manipulation and spectator safety violations. Anyone can report suspected behaviour. Reports help protect athletes and sports in general and ensure that all...
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