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Why Rule 45 should be thrown out

Updated: October 6, 2011, 10:49 AM ET
By Bonnie D. Ford | ESPN.com

It's hard at times to focus on the fairness of the anti-doping adjudication process. After all the lame excuses, rationalizations and downright dishonesty we've heard from athletes who cheated, it's tempting to say they're getting the system they deserve no matter what inequities may exist.

That's a wrong-headed way to look at things, however. The upcoming Court of Arbitration for Sport ruling on the International Olympic Committee's Rule 45 is a case in point. If it's struck down, fairness ...

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