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Criminalizing sports doping

Doping is criminalised in countries such as France, Germany, Italy, Kenya and Spain. Russia, which has had 41 Olympians stripped of their medals for doping violations, have followed suit with the criminalisation of doping in sports since 2017. While these countries have established penalties for sports doping within their borders, the United States of America wants to extend this at a global level. Earlier this week, the US lawmakers have introduced a bill in the House that would see prison time for the use, manufacturing or distribution of performance-enhancing drugs…

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Sports Commissioner Datuk Zaiton Othman claims that the body does not have the legal right to suspend the beleaguered Malaysian Weightlifting Federation (MWF). She added that the Sports Development Act was clear on this and even went further to cite Section 20 of the Act to back up her statement. If we were to dial back to the year 2002, the Sports Commissioner’s Office used that exact section to de-register the Malaysian Amateur Athletics Union (MAAU). Dato Seri Hishammuddin Hussein, who was the Sports Minister, acting on the advice of…

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