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Posted on 01/31/2019 | in 深圳桑拿网 | by

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) says it is against the imposition of criminal sanctions on cheating athletes despite a tougher code that will come into effect on January 1.

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At a meeting of its members on Sunday, WADA also announced pledges to create of an anti-doping research fund had reached more than $US10 million ($A10.8 million), matching the financial investment made by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The joint project will therefore have a budget of about $US20 million ($A21.65 million).

WADA President Craig Reedie said “An athlete should be sanctioned under the sports rules which have been developed over many years, and he should not be sanctioned under criminal law.”

WADA said it was working to make sure the laboratory in Rio de Janeiro gets re-accredited for the 2016 Olympic Games.

The new anti-doping code will punish first-time offenders with four-year bans instead of two years. It will also put a greater emphasis on investigation and gathering intelligence.

However, Reedie distanced himself from a German draft law, citing jail terms of up to three years for professional athletes caught using or possessing performance-enhancing drugs. The bill is expected to go to the cabinet for approval in April.

“People who say: ‘If you cheat, you will be put in jail’, that is not something with which we are comfortable,” Reedie said. “We do not believe that should happen.”

In the fight against doping, WADA received a financial boost on Sunday with a three per cent budget increase for 2015 approved by the foundation board. It also announced pledges from the Ivory Coast, Japan, Qatar, Russia, France, Sweden and Peru, joining Turkey, Korea, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, China and the United States as donors for its research fund to explore new techniques for detecting prohibited substances and methods.

In reply to the athletes’ concerns about the quality of the doping tests at the Rio Games, Reedie said WADA was working closely with the national anti-doping organisation in Brazil.

“It is important that we have the laboratory in Rio re-accredited so that it doesn’t make any mistakes,” Reedie said. “It made some mistakes, which is why it lost its accreditation. But nothing would be worse for athletes than to take part in the competition when they knew there was any question of wrong results from a laboratory that we used to test the samples.”

WADA revoked the credentials of the Rio drug-testing laboratory last year because it failed to comply with the agency’s standards, forcing FIFA to turn to a Swiss lab for the analysis of the 2014 World Cup samples.

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