TourdeJose brought this to light
Cycling remains a sport with a high doping sensitivity and so many checks.
Team Athletes must submit their whereabouts will no longer yourself. The new anti-doping decree assigns responsibility - possibly criminal - a team representative. This should not, team athletes also five times sin before a disciplinary punishment beckons.
A new anti-doping decree was necessary after the Council of State in February of this year, following complaints from some sixty elite athletes, an implementation on whereabouts had rejected. Since then bathed the whereabouts - the residence information that the elite athlete must pass in order to out of competition doping control - in a vacuum, and so there was some urgency. On 14 November 2012 the new decree came into force.
"It fights as hard drugs, but it is customer friendly," said sports minister Philippe Muyters. A consequence of the case Wickmayer / Malisse, we may assume. The new decree divides the 600 elite athletes in four categories, based on the level, localiseerbaarheid but also the sensitivity of the sports doping (see box).
For team sports, the regime eased markedly. They must submit their whereabouts information not fill in yourself, a team representative does so through a collective account. In case of error or omission, the delegate also bears responsibility. If malice can be shown, even criminal, because he or she is complicit in doping.
Is it just carelessness, then there after two breaches an administrative penalty, the team moves for six months to Category A which each athlete individually again to fill his whereabouts. Team Representative, a job with responsibility.
This also means that a team athlete in practice five times should sin against the Whereabouts Control - twice after he moved to Category A and only when he again three times sinneth, it shall disciplinary penalties - while an athlete from category A, as a cyclist, after three times may be suspended. Smells that not discrimination?
"It is ajust to the Council of State and legally sound found, also in terms of privacy," said Minister Muyters and doping doctor Hans Cooman. "And of course, it is also in conformity with the WADA rules."
Minister Muyters that Flanders is committed to making this decree school. "WADA is very interested." In 2015, a new WADA Code. The hope is that for a uniform system in all countries can provide.
We give in each case a good example: the new decree by all communities that this country is rich, applied. So whether the athlete now in Flanders, Wallonia, Belgium or German resident, the rules are the same. In Brussels, he can choose between the Flemish and Walloon regime, but that is now the same.
Whereabouts: all courses, all games, every day residence, every day 1 hour when items
Sports: Biathlon, long distance running, skiing (cross-country skiing and Nordic combined), cycling, duathlon, cyclocross, triathlon.
Penalty: after three missed inspections or declaration failure within 18 months: disciplinary
Whereabouts: all courses, all races, residence if no training or competition
Sports: rest athletics, badminton, beach volleyball, bobsleigh, boxing, weightlifting, artistic gymnastics, judo, canoeing, pentathlon, tobogganing, rowing, skating, fencing, skeleton, rest skiing, taekwondo, table tennis, tennis, swimming, wrestling, sailing.
Penalty: after 2 times not comply within 12 months: reference to Category A for 6 months
Whereabouts: team leader gives all team activities, updated players list and reports any absence of player.
Sports: basketball, handball, hockey, ice hockey, soccer, volleyball, water polo
Penalty: after two non-compliance within the 12 month reference to Category A for 6 months
Sports: archery, gymnastics rest, riding, shooting, sports, curling, ski jumping.
I was going to have a good RANT but WTF
I bet this ends up at CAS or the European court re discrimination
shakes his head and walks away