View Full Version : WADA Code To Ban Cheats From Games

06-03-2012, 02:59 PM
A new initiative to renew a not so new idea to ban athletes from competiting at the next summer and winter Olympics after they have completed their ban for doping violation.

Extracts from the article:

"Rule 45" in the IOC book was challenged last year by the United States Olympic Committee on behalf of LaShawn Merritt, the 2008 Olympic 400m track champion banned in October 2010 for 21 months after testing positive for a banned a substance contained in a product design to make enhance the size of penis.

However, at the time of its ruling, CAS indicated that Rule 45 could be reintroduced if it was included as part of the WADA code.

A new clause in the draft code - 10.15, Limitation on Participation in the Olympic Games - declares that in serious doping cases "as an additional sanction, the athlete or other person shall be ineligible to participate in the next Summer Olympic Games and the next Winter Olympic Games taking place after the end of the period of ineligibility otherwise imposed."