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by Shane Stokes
November 2, 2017
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A group of agencies have called for additional penalties against dopers, saying that after they return they should be blocked from earning prize money. According to AP, the Institute of National Anti-Doping Organizations said that the idea emerged at a conference of 37 agencies plus athletes, including Olympic medalists and world champions.
The group said that the returning dopers should “never again be permitted to stand on the podium, to receive prize money, and to hold national and world records. It is the loss of medals, and the honour of being on the podium, that hurts most when doping robs clean athletes.”
It is unclear how such an idea would be accepted, given that the current position of WADA and others is that those who have served bans are free to compete again once their punishment is served.
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