Archive for the ‘Drugs and Sport’ Category

Wada scores win for drug cheats

May 2nd, 2012

It’s the dawn of a brand new day for the Olympic Games. In time to come the London 2012 Olympic Games may well be viewed as a watershed moment for the Olympic movement. Credit will have to be given to the World Anti-doping Agency’ (WADA), the global body charged with policing anti-doping in sport, the Court of Arbitration for Sport ( CAS) and Dwain Chambers, who will all earn legendary status in Olympic history. Yesterday, CAS released its judgment against the British Olympic Association (BOA) by-law that bars all athletes who have failed a dope test from competing in the Games.

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Road to clean sport is complex

April 24th, 2012

At the time that the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) was established, accusations of weak leadership and the lack of the required political will to take firm action on doping control were being made from various quarters. These accusations or perceptions presented a challenge to the IOC’s legitimacy and credibility since the organisation, some felt, did not want to tackle the problem head on. Cynics claimed the IOC leadership did not want to acknowledge that doping was an issue as the problem carried with it sport politics and commercial undertones.

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