Thursday, July 14, 2011
Spain alters doping legislation
MADRID -- Spain's government has altered legislation that previously banned athletes from competing for the country when linked to a doping investigation.
The decision comes days after world steeplechase champion Marta Dominguez was cleared of doping and drug-trafficking charges relating to Operation Galgo.
Spain's sports ministry still maintains the right to revoke an athlete's place on national teams, but has shied from the zero-tolerance stance it previously adopted.
Fourteen people were detained in December in relation to the Galgo probe.
European 1,500-meter champion Nuria Fernandez has been linked to Galgo, but now can compete at the world championships next month in South Korea.