Monday, December 14, 2009

Pechstein appeal questions bans using blood profiling

Speed skater Claudia Pechstein has been granted clearance to compete until the Swiss Federal Court hears her appeal against the Court of Arbitration of Sport's (CAS) 25 November confirmation of a two-year ban, imposed by the International Skating Union (ISU) using blood profiling. The case could call into question the use of blood profiling under the World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) Athlete Biological Passport to ban athletes. It is the first time that an athlete has been banned for blood doping using blood profiling only.

To read the full article in the December edition of World Sports Law Report, click here.



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