Punishment for cocaine use while taking part in sport does not fit the crime | Sean Ingle

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No one disputes the drug should be on the banned list but the current rules have many in anti-doping circles shaking their heads

Warrior by name, warrior by nature but three weeks before the World Cup Peru’s all-time top scorer, Paolo Guerrero, is facing a battle he not only cannot win but arguably should not be fighting at all.

Until last week the 34-year-old thought he was off to Russia for his career swansong. Instead he is off to Switzerland to beg the Fifa president, Gianni Infantino, for a reprieve after the court of arbitration for sport extended his ban for testing positive for cocaine from six to 14 months.

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Written by Sean Ingle
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/may/20/punishment-for-cocaine-use-does-not-fit-crime under the title “Punishment for cocaine use while taking part in sport does not fit the crime | Sean Ingle”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.