Confirmed: WADA 4-Year Bans & Obligatory Tests Menu

As expected, WADA delegates have voted in favour of amendments to the anti-doping authority’s Code that includes four-year bans for the worst offenders from 2015, resulting in a bar to the Olympic Games that follows revelation of cheating; tougher penalties for athlete entourage; and FINA and other bodies responsible for anti-doping tests will be told what they ‘must’ test for under the new Code from a “smart menu” of substances likely to be in use in any given sport.

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As expected, WADA delegates have voted in favour of amendments to the anti-doping authority’s Code that includes four-year bans for the worst offenders from 2015, resulting in a bar to the Olympic Games that follows revelation of cheating; tougher penalties for athlete entourage; and FINA and other bodies responsible for anti-doping tests will be told what they ‘must’ test for under the new Code from a “smart menu” of substances likely to be in use in any given sport.

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