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April 2019 Archives

Examining coaches' roles in college admission scandal

By now, you have likely read about the college admissions scandal involving high-profile actresses and dozens of other parents accused of using illegitimate means of getting their children into elite colleges. Fifty people are facing criminal charges as a result of the scheme, but it’s not just the parents facing serious consequences.

Boston Marathon does not follow the World Anti-Doping Code

Recently, an athlete attempted to register for the Boston Marathon, an Abbott World Marathon Majors (WMM) event, but was refused entry because she had a prior doping offense that lasted more than 3 months. This denial was pursuant to the WMM Code of Conduct, which provides that any runner who has been banned for more than 3 months for an anti-doping offense at any time “shall be banned from all WMM Events for life unless otherwise agreed by the WMM. The Abbott World Marathon Majors describes itself as “a series six of the largest and most renowned marathons in the world,” including the Boston Marathon.

Several arrests in connection to suspected blood doping ring

Recently, several athletes were arrested in Austria in connection with a suspected blood doping ring. At the center of the alleged ring is a German doctor. Investigators reportedly found the doctor’s client list with more than 20 athletes on it from around the word. The doctor and five of those athletes have already been arrested. 

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