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Mamadou Sakho settles libel case against World Anti-Doping Agency

Related Member(s):
Guy Vassall-Adams QC
Related Practice Area(s):
Media and Information Law, Sports Law

Premier League footballer, Mamadou Sakho, has settled his libel claim against the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) with a joint statement in open court. Mr Sakho had tested positive for taking a fat-burning substance  called higenamine, but UEFA had acquitted him of taking a prohibited substance. Mr Sakho sued WADA for statements it had made to journalists relating to its decision not to appeal UEFA’s ruling which were widely reported in the media.

Guy Vassall-Adams QC represented WADA in this case.

Please see here for a BBC article on this case.