Exclusive: World Anti-Doping Agency Should Review Substances Rule, says Arbitrator

Inside The Games
March 15, 2012

Court of Arbitration for Sport arbitrator, Jeffrey Benz, suggests that the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) should revisit the “Specified Substance” Rule which is a list of prohibited substances some of which carry an automatic two-year ban reduction if they are found in an athlete’s body. Benz said, “it might be useful for WADA to have someone undertake a review some of the CAS cases where panelists have identified a gap, inconsistencies or ambiguities in the specified substances rule and what it really means.”

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