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WADA plans no changes after CAS ruling
Oct 6, 2011, 15:21 GMT
Berlin - The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) welcomed Thursday a ruling on Olympic eligibility but said it planned no changes to its code as a result.
WADA said the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) had given a 'precise direction' to the IOC and the sporting world in general, particularly with the next Olympics less than one year away.
The statement followed a CAS ruling which said the IOC ban on athletes competing at the next Games if they had received a doping suspension of more than six months was 'invalid and unenforceable.'
WADA said it did not believe changes were needed to its code as a result of the CAS decision 'so there is nothing for WADA to implement as a result of this opinion.'
The WADA Code is due to be reviewed in 2012-13 'and there may be suggested changes to the code made as a consequence of the opinion,' it added.
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