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WADA blasts British Olympic body
The World Anti-Doping Agency WADA accused Britain’s national olympic body on Tuesday of ''wasting a lot of time and money'' in its failed attempt to uphold lifetime Olympic bans for drug offenders. WADA's director general David Howman said the British Olympic association should have dropped its rule months ago and was wrong to fall out of line with the rest of the world in the first place.
The BOA took the case to the court of arbitration for sport, which ruled on Monday that the British bylaw was invalid because it amounted to an extra sanction and failed to comply with WADA's global code. The CAS's decision cleared the way for British sprinter Dwain Chambers and cyclist David Millar, who served two-year doping bans, to be eligible for selection for the London Olympics. Howman said the boa has until May 18 to revoke its rule or face being reported to the international Olympic committee for remaining ''noncompliant'' with the code