Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Doping: A new era for anti-doping in equestrian sports

The Fédération Equestre Internationale has taken a number of steps to combat equine doping since six horses tested positive at the Beijing 2008 Olympics, including establishing new anti-doping regulations that distinguish between banned substances and controlled medication substances that can be used out of competition, establishing a more comprehensive list of prohibited substances for horses and establishing its first integrity unit which can investigate suspected anti-doping rule violations. Anna Blakeley, a Solicitor with Bird & Bird's Sports Group, examines these changes.

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