FINA Takes Down Historic Doping Case Files Out Of Respect For ‘Human Rights & The Law’

FINA has removed all historic anti-doping case records from its website in order to fall in line, according to the legal team at the international federation, with the latest WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) Code in and in order to “strike a balance between information to the general public about doping violations and the Human Rights/national data protection laws” and in the wake of “many complaints from athletes and federations”

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FINA has removed all historic anti-doping case records from its website in order to fall in line, according to the legal team at the international federation, with the latest WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) Code in and in order to “strike a balance between information to the general public about doping violations and the Human Rights/national data protection laws” and in the wake of “many complaints from athletes and federations”

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beachmouse

Is this something the wayback machine or other similar internet archive sites would have records for?

Interesting how USADA finds there is no such privacy concern and will cheerfully let you search out how many times an athlete was tested withing a certain time frame. (Drifted over there and noticed that Dana Vollmer was tested 3 times in the third quarter of 2014 despite maternity leave, so the door may be open for her to try to make it to Rio.)

Craig Lord

I’m not sure if those archives have the lists – they may well do, Beachmouse. I do know that we have them and they will be made available at some stage.
I think the privacy argument a fairly weak one. This material is a matter of record and can be found in many places. The collation of such things is part of transparency even though such things may be uncomfortable at times for official organisations. There’s a rub, too, in bowing to the complaints of those who tested positive (federation complaints I have no respect for at all on a number of grounds) within a system that now allows for blood samples collected some while ago to be retested if there is a breakthrough that justifies such action.

aswimfan

This is a stunning, in a bad way, move by FINA.

I hope swimvortex has copied and kept all those doping cases data and information.

Now most people will never know that Kazan will be the major championships with the highest number of participants that have tested positive to banned substances and served ban.

Craig Lord

We have, aswimfan.

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