Wednesday, May 2, 2012

WADA rips Britain for pursuing doping appeal


The World Anti-Doping Agency accused Britain's national Olympic body Tuesday of "wasting a lot of time and money" in its failed attempt to uphold lifetime Olympic bans for drug offenders.
WADA director general David Howman said the British Olympic Association should have dropped its rule months ago and was wrong to fall out of line with the rest of the world in the first place.
The BOA took the case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, which ruled Monday that the British bylaw was invalid because it amounted to an extra sanction and failed to comply with WADA's global code.
"At the end of the day, they have wasted a lot of time and a lot of money and got the inevitable result," Howman said in a conference call.
Read more: Arizona Daily Star

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