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BOA alone on Olympics' drug stance

BOA alone on Olympics' drug stance
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The BOA's stance on athletes who have previous doping offences is under pressure from the World Anti-Doping Agency.

The British Olympic Association's stance on drug cheats not being able to compete in the Olympics is under pressure after other nations dropped the same rule.

Former supporters Canada and New Zealand have both abandoned their rule that prevents doping offenders competing in future Olympic Games.

The BOA's law of a life ban from the Olympics has been deemed to violate the World Anti-Doping Agency's global code and the case is now likely to be decided by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

BOA chairman Colin Moynihan has criticised the decision, which has been prompted by American 400m runner LaShawn Merritt's successful court challenge.

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