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WADA boss slams Britain over Olympic doping bans

WADA boss slams Britain over Olympic doping bans

World Anti-Doping Agency chief John Fahey says the British Olympic Association has been "grandstanding" since sport's highest court rejected its bid to impose life bans on former doping offenders.
Fahey on Wednesday rejected the BOA's claims that WADA's code needs reform following the ruling by the Court of Arbitration for Sport that will allow three British former drug cheats to compete at the London Olympics.
While he expects to see WADA's current review result in an increase from the basic two-year ban for a first offense, Fahey said the BOA's proposed four-year ban to cover the following Olympics was unlikely to stand up in court.
He said four-year bans "can be challenged in human rights courts and if they're seen to be disproportionate, then they're likely to be thrown out."


Updated : 2021-07-31 05:19 GMT+08:00