Modahl wants tougher drugs bans

Former 800m Commonwealth gold-medallist Diane Modahl believes the World Anti-Doping Agency need to get "tougher on their penalties", stating "two years is nothing" as a deterrent to cheating athletes.

The four-time Olympian was speaking on BBC Breakfast after a court overturned the British Olympic Association's policy of handing out lifetime bans, meaning previously banned athletes such as sprinter Dwain Chambers and cyclist David Millar are eligible to compete for Team GB at the London Olympics.

Modahl was herself banned in 1994 after being accused of taking testosterone and cleared a year later after an independent appeals panel accepted evidence bacterial activity could have increased testosterone levels while the sample was not refrigerated.

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