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Sport court rejects Britain's Olympic ban on drug cheats

posted 30 Apr 2012, 08:25 by Mpelembe Admin   [ updated 30 Apr 2012, 08:26 ]

Court ruling paves the way for British drug cheats Dwain Chambers and David Millar to compete at the Olympics

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has announced that a British Olympic life ban on drug offenders does not comply with the World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) global code, a ruling which clears the way for British drug cheats Dwain Chambers and David Millar to compete at this year's Games in London.

LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND (REUTERS) - 
The British Olympic Association's (BOA) lifetime Games ban on drug offenders has been overturned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, CAS said in a statement on Monday (April 30).
The BOA asked CAS to mediate after the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) ruled the life ban did not comply with its global doping code which provides for a maximum two-year ban for a first offence.


The decision means sprinter Dwain Chambers and cyclist David Millar are clear to compete in this year's London Olympics.


CAS announced the BOA lifetime ban does not comply with the World Anti-Doping Agency's global code which provides for a two-year suspension for first offenders. The decision from the Lausanne-based independent court was due to be released at 1400GMT.


Former world indoor 60 metres champion Chambers was banned for two years after testing positive for the designer steroid THG.


Millar was also banned for two years after admitting taking the blood booster EPO.

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