Feds, Coaches, Banned Athletes Exploiting A Grey Area In WADA/FINA Rules On Eligibility

Yuliya Efimova waved goodbye to racing for just over a year when after testing positive … and that would not be the end of it - by Patrick B. Kraemer

Federations, coaches and athletes are exploiting a loophole in the rules on eligibility when it comes to working with high-profile swimmers such as Yuliya Efimova and Park Tae-hwan during their suspension periods. In a response to questions from SwimVortex, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has noted the grey area in its rules that is serving as a hiding place when it comes to adhering to eligibility rules that now appear to treat swimmers and coaches differently depending on whatever status is perceived to be attached to them

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Federations, coaches and athletes are exploiting a loophole in the rules on eligibility when it comes to working with high-profile swimmers such as Yuliya Efimova and Park Tae-hwan during their suspension periods. In a response to questions from SwimVortex, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has noted the grey area in its rules that is serving as a hiding place when it comes to adhering to eligibility rules that now appear to treat swimmers and coaches differently depending on whatever status is perceived to be attached to them

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