Some of the doping rules are just insane

Local athletes are failing the anti-doping test in frustrating numbers. Recently, a footballer and a motorsport rider were found on the wrong side of the law to add to a growing list.

While the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has a duty to keep the sport clean, there is need to re-visit some of the rules around doping. There should be minimal, borderline cases which deserve a warning rather than lengthy suspensions of between two to four years.

The severity of the case must determine the length of the suspension. Chiefly, there should be obvious benefit to the athlete for the use of the banned substance. How does doping help a rider that much? The gains are minimal or next to non-existent.

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