Moynihan on 'sad day for sport'
- From the section Olympics
British Olympic Association chairman Lord Moynihan believes a court ruling overturning the BOA's policy of lifetime bans for former drug cheats from Olympic Games is a "sad day" for the whole of sport.
Moynihan insists the BOA were "reflecting the wishes of the athletes" with their stance, expressing disbelief at an "extraordinary" situation where he believes the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) has forced countries to "go leaner on drug cheats".
The BOA had argued that its requirement for athletes to have clean drugs records was part of its Olympic selection criteria and had nothing to do with extending violators' punishments, but lost its battle with Wada at the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Monday.