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British appeal to defend doping ban

Updated: December 13, 2011, 3:36 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- The British Olympic Association appealed to sport's highest court Tuesday to defend its lifetime ban for doping, saying it has the backing of the "overwhelming majority" of British athletes to keep drug cheats out of the Games.

The BOA filed a formal appeal with the Court of Arbitration for Sport, challenging a decision by the World Anti-Doping Agency to declare the British body "noncompliant" with global doping rules.

The BOA said both sides agreed that CAS is the appropriate ...

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