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The Beijing Summer Olympic Games: Decisions from the CAS and IOC

November-30-2009

Lawyer Geoff Cowper-Smith

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Article originally published by Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal

Excerpt from "The Beijing Summer Olympic Games: Decisions from the CAS and IOC":

For the first time in the existence of the AHD, no doping cases were heard by it at the Beijing Olympics. There appear to be a variety of explanations for this. First, it is very difficult to mount a doping case defense in the time frame that the AHD rules provide for at the Games, although it has been done. In many complicated scientific cases it is not feasible to complete the evidentiary proceedings within a time frame compatible with the needs of the Olympic Games.

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