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‘The rules are clear!’ TTOC and NAAATT offer ‘support’ as Ahye faces Olympics ban

Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC) president Brian Lewis said their attorneys are ‘carefully perusing’ the details of a two year ban on star sprinter Michelle-Lee Ahye, as they weigh up a possible appeal to the decision by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU). Ahye, the 2018 Commonwealth Games gold medalist, …

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Challenging, yes; impossible, no! Hartwell urges Njisane and Bramble to fight to the end

“It’s a big gap, but not an insurmountable one… There are countless, beautiful comeback stories throughout the history of the sport! It’s what inspires people to pursue sport! “The essence of sport is to rise to the occasion, put one’s best foot forward, and face the doubts and demons that …

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How to lose a doping case in three easy steps: grappling with WADA

Doping cases have dominated the sporting headlines in the region as of late. It is a highly specialised and often misunderstood area of law that appeals to not only lawyers and law students, but the public at large. In this article, I set out the three sure-fire ways to lose …

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Attorney: No T&T cyclist took performance enhancing drug; they’re sullying our reputation!

“In light of this persistent negative narrative, I am compelled to inform the national community that […] no member of the team tested positive for an anabolic steroid, masking agent, or any other substance that may suggest an intention to cheat or to gain an unfair competitive advantage over his …

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Pedal and wheel! Live Wire finds three reasons for optimism despite cycling doping drama

So you had already mentally banked a cycling medal for Trinidad and Tobago at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and today’s news of an alleged doping violation made your stomach turn like a bad Ponche de Creme? Yep. On Boxing Day night, the Pan American Games organisers sent word that …

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Cycling attorney: Pan Am Sports has ‘severely compromised’ dope procedure

“I use this opportunity, as legal representative for one of the cyclists on the Trinidad and Tobago team, to state that the assertion of and ensuing consequences of an anti-doping rule violation has been legally contested and is currently under judicial consideration before an arbitral body…” The following press statement …

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