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# Banned

This month
September 2023
Former tennis world number one Halep handed four-year doping ban
Halep says she will appeal her doping ban to CAS.
Tom Curry to miss England’s next two World Cup matches after dangerous tackle
The Sale openside will be available for England’s final World Cup group game against Samoa on 7 October.
This year
What actually happened in the Johnny Sexton hearing?
The Ireland captain was banned for three games for misconduct.
Ivan Toney suspended from all football for eight months over betting breaches
The England striker admitted to 232 breaches of the Football Association’s betting rules.
Conor Benn provisionally suspended from boxing by UK Anti-Doping
Possibility of Benn-Eubank bout fades
Spurs managing director Fabio Paratici’s ban in Italy extended worldwide by Fifa
Tottenham’s managing director of football was serving the suspension in his homeland after former club Juventus were found guilty of false accounting.
London City Hall bans TikTok on devices over security concerns
The Greater London Authority (GLA) said the rule was implemented as it takes information security “extremely seriously”.
English snooker player King suspended amid betting probe
The allegation concerns King’s 4-0 loss to Joe Perry in last month’s Welsh Open.
House panel to vote on bill that would give Biden authority to ban TikTok in US
The White House yesterday gave federal agencies 30 days to purge TikTok from all government-issued devices.
Last year
New Zealand imposes lifetime ban on young people buying cigarettes
The law says that tobacco cannot ever be sold to anybody born on or after 1 January 2009.
Yan Bingtao suspended from World Snooker Tour amid match-fixing investigation
The Chinese world number 16 has been banned from attending or competing at events with immediate effect.
US bans sales and imports of Chinese tech from Huawei and ZTE over security risk
It is the latest in a years-long escalation of US restrictions of Chinese technology.
Politicians confirm they're on Russia's travel ban list as Taoiseach calls move 'classic diversion'
Minister Simon Coveney said the sanctions were “an attempt to unsettle Ireland and our political system”.
YouTube becomes latest platform to ban Andrew Tate for breaching hate speech rules
Tate has gained notoriety online for comments about women including suggesting they “bear some responsibility” if they are assaulted.
United Arab Emirates bans Pixar’s Lightyear from cinemas over lesbian kiss
Cinemas in the UAE, a federation of seven sheikhdoms on the Arabian Peninsula, had already advertised showtimes for the film.
Taliban arrests TV staff over report criticising decision to ban foreign dramas
Three members of staff at TOLO News were held by the Taliban’s intelligence branch.
Russian state-controlled news channel RT removed from Irish screens; Russia blocks Twitter and Facebook
The EU banned broadcasts of the channel on Wednesday as part of a package of sanctions over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
All time
China's national soccer team banned from getting any new tattoos
The China Sports Administration has also advised players to have any existing tattoos removed.
Meta targets 'cyber mercenaries' using Facebook to spy
The company began alerting some 50,000 people likely targeted by the firms accused of spying on activists, dissidents and journalists.
Travel firm Expedia bans holidays to see captive dolphins and whales
However, the company will continue to visit seaside sanctuaries that do not require animals to perform.
Trump asks US judge to force Twitter to restore his account
Twitter declined to comment.
Gordon Elliott set for return to racing as six-month ban ends today
The trainer was suspended after an image of him sitting on a dead horse was widely circulated on social media back in February.
Vatican sanctions Polish archbishop for cover-up of child sexual abuse
The retired archbishop has been banned from public service.
Straws, cutlery and cotton buds among single-use plastics banned from tomorrow
The EU directive was agreed upon in 2019.
World 400m champion handed two-year doping ban, misses Tokyo Olympics
Salwa Eid Naser of Bahrain clocked the third-fastest 400m in history to take the world title in Doha in 2019.
Principal who stole over €200k from Cavan school struck off teaching register for 15 years
Finbar Boyle stole the money from the national school in Cavan over a number of years.
Twitter suspended in Nigeria after president's tweet deleted for violating rules
The government directive has been condemned by international human rights groups.
EU watchdog says additive used in sweets and cakes not safe
Its use in food was suspended in France last year over health fears.
Bundee Aki gets four-game ban after red card against England
The ban comes as a big blow for Connacht ahead of their clash with Leicester.
Bournemouth staff member's late intervention to stop Burnley playing suspended Pieters
The Dutch defender was ineligible for last night’s FA Cup tie, and both managers have praised Bournemouth’s head of media for flagging the error.
O'Mahony banned for three Six Nations games following red card against Wales
The 31-year-old was sent off for making contact with the head of Tomas Francis.
Ajax goalkeeper Onana handed 12-month ban following failed doping test
Cameroon international tested positive for the banned substance Furosemide.
Trainer Charles Byrnes handed six-month suspension
The Byrnes-trained Viking Hoard tested positive for a banned substance.
Williams to miss Wales' Six Nations opener against Ireland due to suspension
The 29-year-old was sent off during the Scarlets’ defeat to Cardiff Blues last weekend.
YouTube suspends Trump’s account due to concerns about 'ongoing potential for violence'
The video sharing website said it will also disable comments on the US president’s channel “indefinitely”.
Mayo suspend 3 members of backroom team for 3 months after covert entry into All-Ireland final
‘These individuals attended the game without the knowledge of the county board officers and the team manager.’
Facebook and Twitter both (temporarily) ban Donald Trump from posting for the first time
Twitter has given Trump until midday Irish-time to delete three of his tweets.
South Africa bans alcohol sales as cases rise to over one million
South Africa passed one million recorded coronavirus cases yesterday.
Grealish handed nine-month driving ban after crashing Range Rover during lockdown
The Aston Villa and England footballer pleaded guilty to two charges — including hitting two parked vehicles in March.
Quins centre Esterhuizen to miss Munster clash after ban for striking with elbow
The South Africa international was sent off against Gloucester last weekend.