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His Holiness Pope Francis and UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin deliver SIGA endorsement

31 January 2018; Rome, Italy: SIGA received messages of support from a number of high-profile and prominent leaders including His Holiness Pope Francis and UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin at the third edition of the Sport Integrity Forum.

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The team of, from left to right, Asafa Powell, Nesta Carter, Usain Bolt and Michael Frater have all now returned their medals to the IOC ©Getty Images

Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter has launched an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against the ruling that saw his country's 4x100 metres relay team, including Usain Bolt, stripped of their Beijing 2008 Olympic gold medal.

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SIGA moves to implementation phase with robust organisational structure in place

31 January 2018; Rome: The Sport Integrity Global Alliance (SIGA) General Assembly today ratified the election of Emanuel Macedo de Medeiros as CEO and elected the SIGA Council, as the coalition strengthened its operational structures and moved to a new implementation phase.

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Trinidad and Tobago's Keston Bledman, Emmanuel Callender, Richard Thompson and Marc Burns will not automatically be promoted to the gold medal position at Beijing 2008 following the disquailifcation of Jamaica ©Getty Images

Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association President Warren Blake claims to be "surprised" by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) decision to strip the country's 4x100 metres relay team of their gold medal from Beijing 2008 after Nesta Carter failed a drugs test.

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President of the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee, Brian Lewis

President of the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee, Brian Lewis, is set to join an expert panel addressing corruption in sport at the 2018 Sport Integrity Global Alliance (SIGA) Sport Integrity Forum in Rome, Italy on January 30th.

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Flashback… Former Prime Minister Patrick Manning and then sports minister Gary Hunt pose with members of the T&T 4x100 mens relay team during a welcome reception at Piarco International Airport in 2008. From left is Aaron Amstrong, Emmanuel Callender, Richard Thompson, Rondel Sorillo, Keston Bledman and Marc Burns.

It’s not official yet but going on past history, T&T is well poised to gain its third Olympic gold medal sometime in the very near future.

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