Clean Athletics by UKA
BIRMINGHAM (GBR): UK Athletics (UKA) has today launched its own Clean Athletics brand with the aim of reinforcing UK Athletics' commitment to athletes competing free from performance-enhancing drugs. UK Athletics will seek to enforce a lifetime ban against representing Great Britain for any athlete found guilty of a serious anti-doping violation. Bans should be extended to a minimum of eight years for serious doping offences to ensure that cheating athletes miss two Olympic or Paralympic cycles. Lifetime bans should also be applied in appropriate cases.
RunBlogRun opines: UK Athletics has made no illusions that it would not do all it could to protect its brand. Fans in the GBR will applaud this as will most athletes and coaches. Whether it is legal is a whole other matter. We will only find out when it is challenged in the courts.