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Tennis players Gadomski and Kocyla suspended and fined for breaches of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program
Sep 10, 2015

Polish tennis players Piotr Gadomski and Arkadiusz Kocyla have received disciplinary sanctions after being found guilty of offenses under the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program (Program).

Mr Gadomski, 24, was found guilty of four Charges* under Section D of the 2012 Programand has been suspended for a period of seven (7) years and fined US $15,000.00.

Mr Kocyla, 21, was found guilty of three Charges** under Section D of the 2012 and 2013 Programs, and has been suspended for a period of five (5) years and fined US $15,000.00.

Independent Anti-Corruption Hearing Officer Richard H. McLaren considered the cases at a joint Hearing held in London on 13 August 2015, following an investigation carried out by the Tennis Integrity Unit.

The suspensions apply with immediate effect and mean that both players are ineligible to participate in or attend any tournament or competition organised or sanctioned by the governing bodies of professional tennis from the date of this statement.

*Charges laid and proven against Mr Gadomski:

- Charge one: three breaches of Section D.1.d: No Covered Person shall, directly or indirectly,contrive or attempt to contrive the outcome or any other aspect of any Event
- Charge two: one breach of Section D.1.e: No Covered Person shall, directly or indirectly,solicit or facilitate any Player to not use his or her best efforts in any Event
- Charge three: one breach of Section D.1.f: No Covered Person shall, directly or indirectly,solicit or accept any money, benefit or Consideration with the intention of negatively influencing a Player's best efforts in any Event
- Charge four: one breach of Section D.2.a.ii: In the event any Player knows or suspects that any other Covered Person or other individual has committed a Corruption Offense, it shall be the Player’s obligation to report such knowledge or suspicion to the TIU as soon as possible

**Charges laid and proven against Mr Kocyla:

- Charge one: two breaches of Section D.1.d of the 2012 TACP: No Covered Person shall,directly or indirectly, contrive or attempt to contrive the outcome or any other aspect of any Event
- Charge two: one breach of Section D.2.a.ii of the 2012 TACP: In the event any Player knows or suspects that any other Covered Person or other individual has committed a Corruption Offense, it shall be the Player’s obligation to report such knowledge or suspicion to the TIU as soon as possible
- Charge three: one breach of Section D.2.a.i of the 2013 TACP: In the event any Player is approached by any person who offers or provides any type of money, benefit or Consideration to a Player to (i) influence the outcome or any other aspect of any Event, or (ii) provide Inside Information, it shall be the Player's obligation to report such incident to the TIU as soon as possible

Consistent with the confidentiality of the Anti-Corruption Hearing process, no further details of the Hearing or Decision will be made public.

The Tennis Integrity Unit is an initiative of the Grand Slam Board, the International Tennis Federation, the ATP World Tour and the WTA, who are jointly committed to a zero tolerance approach to corruption in tennis.


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