Rope-a-dope: the continued fight against doping in sport

Rope a dope
Thursday, 23 May 2013 By Hannah Haynes, Jon Walters

While the Armstrong scandal, the suspension of cyclist, Frank Schleck, and the recent slew of Russian athletes receiving doping bans1 demonstrates that the familiar culprits (cyclists, track and field athletes, swimmers, former Eastern bloc athletes) continue to engage in foul practices, recent developments in the doping world indicate that less familiar suspects are increasingly in the frame.

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Hannah Haynes

Hannah Haynes

Hannah is an associate in the litigation team at Charles Russell and works on all aspects of Commercial Dispute Resolution with a particular focus on clients in the sports and media sectors. She is a member of the firm's Sports and Media Group.

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Jon Walters

Jon Walters

Partner, Northridge

Jon provides commercial and corporate advice to clients. He is recognised by the directories as a “real go-to adviser” and a “commercial and regulatory expert”, with particular expertise on governance, corporate advice and commercial rights.

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