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New World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) compliance standards in which governing bodies can be sanctioned for violating rules have come into force today.
This marks the first time that International Federations and major event organisers can be handed any sort of concrete punishment by WADA rather than just a statement of non-compliance.
A range of “graded, predictable and proportionate sanctions” can be issued for those violating rules ranging from fines to a six-month probation period to the worst case scenario of a suspension. [Inside the Games] Read more