FIFA disagrees with WADA on doping bans

November 22, 2005
ZURICH, Switzerland -- FIFA disagrees with the World Anti-Doping Agency over automatic two-year bans for first-time doping offenders, referring the dispute to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Soccer's governing body said Tuesday the ban would pose a problem because "it could be reduced only under very limited circumstances and it does not take into account the extent of the offender's guilt." WADA president Richard Pound said he learned with "considerable disappointment" that the matter was ...

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