Saturday, July 23, 2011
A Big Win For Cesar Cielo
Changes to the World Anti-Doping Code over the last several years have been advertised as trying to distinguish between intentional dopers and inadvertent positive tests. Common sense supports the notion that if an athlete can prove that a positive test was inadvertent, with no intent to enhance performance, and where there was no performance enhancement, then there should be no sanction. Now, at least in this case, the Court of Arbitration for Sport has agreed - see http://sports.espn.go.com/oly/swimming/news/story?id=6789577.