Thursday, 14 November 2013

Athletics - Usain Bolt Could Face Olympic Ban

The Newly appointed IOC President - Thomas Bach is not smiling atall, as his 'zero tolerance' to doping policy might deny our one and only Usain Bolt a future participation at the Olympic games.

The most powerful man in world of sports has promised to ban drug cheats and warned countries which are deemed non-compliant with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) code could be expelled from the Games.

Bolt's country Jamaica's anti-doping agency is at particular risk of falling foul of Wada if it does not address significant problems with it's drug-testing systems, which has both been widely criticised over the past 12 months.

Zero tolerance: Head of the International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach warned that those countries non-compliant with the World Anti-Doping Agency could be expelled from the Games

Bach said: 'The (IOC) charter is very clear that this (expulsion) can be one of the results. It’s not the only one and not the exclusive one. But non-compliance can result in the exclusion from competitions.

'The Wada code is very clear. Countries which are not compliant can be excluded from events including the Olympic Games.

'What we need is the greatest possible deterrence. We are united in our zero-tolerance attitude to doping.

'The IOC will continue to pursue this fight with great determination and clear measures.'

Wada visited Jamaica last month to conduct an 'extraordinary' audit of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) following claims only one out-of-competition drugs test was conducted in the five months leading up to London 2012.

But the good news is that Jamaica has not been deemed non-compliant with the Wada code, plus the United States Anti-Doping Agency will now work with JADCO in a bid to improve drug-testing measures on the Caribbean island.

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