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    When Does the Punishment Fit the Crime?
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    Outlining the IOC’s position, its director of communications, Mark Adams, said: “There are a number of options we can look at. The president was one of the first IOC athletes’ representatives. He and, I believe, Seb Coe pushed for life bans and believed in life bans.

    “Unfortunately, legal advice and experience shows us we’re not able to push for those because, as things stand, the punishment has to be equivalent of the crime committed. This is why we were beaten on the Osaka rule [lifetime Olympic bans for those suspended for more than six months] and also why we lost at CAS in our recent case in trying to stop doped athletes from appearing again.”


    I have a question: If an athlete cheats and deprives others of medals and maybe even more athletes of places in a final - things those other athletes can never get back or experience in their lifetime - why is a life ban not appropriate? If someone robs several people of their one chance to have a lifetime of hard work come to fruition, why is a lifetime without another chance for the cheat not considered an equivalent punishment?
    Last edited by trackCanuck; 08-11-2016 at 03:14 PM.
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    The drug cheats not only steal the medals and the glory, they steal the prize money, and for that they should do some "hard time" in jail. Since the "do-gooder, libs" will not impose life bans to cheats, the enforcers should issue 10 year bans and let the aging process do the rest.
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