30 Apr '12, 5pm

Our latest post: The lifetime ban for doping: Debate continued

Lifetime ban for doping: A debate continued So as expected, CAS today overturned the BOA policy of issuing a lifetime ban for any athlete who has served a doping ban longer than six months. This is hardly unexpected, and is a decision that probably owes much to the legal backdrop of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA's) policy which issues a two-year ban for a first time offence. That the BOA policy then issues an additional sanction was the root of the case heard at CAS, who ruled against the BOA. I wrote most of what I feel is relevant to this case in my previous post , where tried to explain that a life-time ban cannot be supported by the current science of anti-doping, because the science simply cannot guarantee with 100% certainty that an athlete who fails a doping test is actually doping . That is, it's not enough to fall back on the simple position that "a positive ...

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