Wednesday 05, Feb 2014
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A law against doping in sport has been passed by the Argentine government. This law emphasizes on promoting fair play and protecting the health of those involved in the competitions.
The Legal Regime for the Prevention and Control of Doping in Sport was sanctioned by both houses of the National Congress in November and was recently published by the Gazette, which comes into force.
This initiative emphasizes that all “national federations must accept and incorporate these Anti-doping rules or by reference in their statutes and regulations as part of sporting rules.” The fourth article states that athletes should “be informed of the provisions and anti-doping rules adopted in accordance with the World Anti-Doping Code and comply with them, be available for sampling, be responsible, in the context of doping, so who drink or use.”
It also urges to “inform medical personnel of their obligation not to use prohibited substances or methods and ensure that any medical treatment received does not violate anti-doping rules adopted pursuant to the World Anti-Doping Code.”
The standard consists the sanctions that should be subjected athletes using prohibited substances or methods that may include penalties of up to four, eight, and 10 years or “for life” for repeat offenders of serious offenses, like traffic or administration of banned products. This law also provides for the “annulment of results after sampling competition or the commission of an offense” and the “return of the prize money fraudulently.” It also establishes “National Anti-Doping Commission, acting within the scope of the Ministry of Sport Ministry of Social Development,” according to the letter of the rules.
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