Denmark repeals Olympic doping ban rule

BY foxsports • November 8, 2011

Denmark's top sports official says the country has dropped a rule that would have barred any athlete who served a doping sanction of more than six months from competing in the next Olympics.

Niels Nygaard, president of Denmark's national Olympic committee, says the rule was originally adopted in line with the IOC's doping provisions.

Denmark repealed the rule after the Court of Arbitration for Sport threw out the IOC regulation on Oct. 6. The court said the Olympic ban was unfair because it amounted to a second sanction.

However, Nygaard tells the AP that Denmark will try to reinstate the rule if the International Olympic Committee find ''loopholes, interpretations'' in the CAS decision.