Friday, April 27, 2012
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) will issue its decision on Monday in the British Olympic Association (BOA) v. World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) case. At stake is the validity of a BOA bye-law that bans British athletes from the Olympic team for life if they have committed a doping offense of any kind.
The BOA filed an appeal following WADA’s determination that the BOA’s bye-law providing that any British athlete “who has been found guilty of a doping offence … shall not … thereafter be eligible for consideration as a member of a Team GB... in relation to any Olympic Games” was non-compliant with the World Anti-doping Code.
A similar IOC rule that banned athletes from the next edition of the Olympic Games if they were deemed ineligible for more than six months for an anti-doping offense was deemed invalid and in violation of the World-Anti Doping Code by the CAS in November 2011.
Posted by Paul Greene at 4:31 PM