Verdict next week on British Olympic doping rule

The Court of Arbitration for Sport will announce next week if

Britain can keep enforcing lifetime Olympic bans for doping


The case pits the British Olympic Association against the World

Anti-Doping Agency. The top court in international sports says an

exact date for the verdict will be announced later. A hearing was

held March 12 in London, and the ruling will be made by a court

panel of three lawyers.

WADA argues that Britain is violating anti-doping rules by

seeking to enforce lifetime Olympic bans for athletes who have

served a doping suspension. British Olympic officials maintain the

doping bylaw is an eligibility issue upholding the integrity of the


The same court panel overturned a similar IOC rule last