Six National Sprinters Punished

New Straits Times
May 30, 2012

Last year, six national sprinters skipped anti-drug tests. Now, they will have to accept whatever punishment that the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) recommends. Initially, the Malaysian Athletic Union (MAU) essentially gave the atletes minor punishments (1 year suspension for the coah and a stern warning for the atletes). However, Wada’s appeal at the Swiss-Based Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS)increased the penalty. “Wada says that the punishment meted out by MAU does not match the offence and have requested the maximum ban of four years for the athletes and lifetime for the coach.”

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