WADA proposes Olympic ban for doping offenders

The World Anti-Doping Agency is proposing that athletes found

guilty of serious doping offenses could be banned from the next

Olympics.

A revised draft of the WADA code could suspend drug cheats for

one Olympic cycle even if their original ban has been served before

the games.

The rule change comes after the British Olympic Association lost

its bid last month to keep a lifetime ban for doping offenders

ahead of the London Games.

The revision of the WADA code will be discussed by sports

governing bodies for consultation before it can be approved in

2013.