"The international anti-doping movement has recognised the crucial importance of a worldwide harmonised and consistent fight against doping in sport and all signatories have agreed to comply with such a principal without any substantial deviation in direction. "At the moment the system in place does not permit what the Boa has done."
The BOA had acted in accordance with its own rules. WADA had for example in the case of Dwain Chambers handed out a two year ban but the BOA used a bylaw to initiate a life time ban. Many people had mixed thoughts on life time bans for sport's persons found guilty of drug offences. Some maintain that a life time ban is too harsh. Lifting the ban will allow some sports people, such as Chambers,the opportunity to compete in the London 2012 Olympics. That is assuming that he and others qualify.
The BOA have been magnanimous in defeat and have pledged to offer full assistance to any competitor such as Chambers should they be selected for the Olympics. He and others in the same situation have continued to compete elsewhere for Great Britain. He was banned in 2003 for two years.
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