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Olympic ruling overturned

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Wednesday, May 02, 2012

LAUSANNE - The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) yesterday ruled the British Olympic Association's (BOA) lifetime ban on drugs cheats failed to comply with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) code.

CAS's decision gives the green light to the likes of British sprinter Dwain Chambers and cyclist David Millar, previously guilty of doping offences, to take part in the upcoming London Games should they achieve the qualifying standard.

"The CAS Panel has ruled that the BOA bye-law related to the selection of British athletes for the Olympic Games was not in compliance with the World Anti-doping Code," CAS said in a statement.

"Such decision confirms the jurisprudence established last year in the case between the US Olympic Committee (USOC) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC)."





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