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Why Drug Cheats Are Still Being Caught, Years After They Dope

Last updated on August 7, 2019

Why Drug Cheats Are Still Being Caught, Years After They Dope

https://10daily.com.au/views/a190805odxpv/why-drug-cheats-are-still-being-caught-years-after-they-dope-20190805Professor of Sports Law, Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne But in the midst of the drama, a separate, failed drug test was slightly overshadowed. Uzbek wrestler Artur Taymazov became the 60th athlete — and seventh gold medallist — to retrospectively test positive for doping from samples taken at the 2012 London Olympics. In addition to the nine athletes caught doping during the games themselves, that brings the total number of disqualified athletes from London to 69 — more than triple the number caught doping at the 2004 Athens Olympics. That athletes from the 2012 Olympics are still being caught cheating might come as surprise. But the World Anti-Doping Code (WADC 2015) provides for a 10-year window following a competition to test athletes’ samples for a possible doping violation. This is known as retrospective testing. Why Drug Cheats Are Still Being Caught, Years After They Dope

 

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