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WADA Welcomes Rejection Of Legal Challenge To Whereabouts Rule

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 01 / 22 / 18

WADA "welcomed the rejection of a legal challenge to the whereabouts rule which it says is a key element in the fight against doping," according to Brian Homewood of REUTERS. French unions representing rugby, football, basketball and handball players filed a complaint against the rule at the Europea...

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