Sports Law

Sports Doping Penalties Are Woefully Insufficient

Just in the last week, 31 urine samples from the 2008 Beijing Olympics have been classified as suspicious, samples from the 2012 London games are being re-tested, a heavyweight fight has been postponed, and the U.S. Department of Justice has launched an investigation into doping at the Sochi Olympics. According to a comment in Forbes.com by Ron Katz, senior counsel in Manatt's Entertainment, Sports and Media Litigation practice group, one of the reasons for so much drug-related activity is the inadequacy of the penalties for violations:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/rkatz/2016/05/20/sports-doping-should-be-criminalized/#55c1e9ac13b7

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