WADA asks Britons to review ban rule

Updated: October 7, 2011, 4:11 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- The World Anti-Doping Agency has asked the British Olympic Association to review its policy of giving a lifetime Olympic ban to any athlete previously suspended for doping.

On Thursday, the Court of Arbitration for Sport threw out an IOC rule that bars any athlete who has received a doping suspension of more than six months from competing in the next games.

The BOA reiterated its commitment to its bylaw which has been in place since 1992, although WADA director-general David Howman says the ruling has not been approved by his organization.

Howman tells the BBC "what we've done as a result of the CAS decision is to write to (the BOA). They are trying to take a strong approach ... but it has to be fair and consistent."


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