U.S. Lawmakers Seek to Criminalize Doping in Global Competitions

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  1. Michael Scally MD

    Michael Scally MD Doctor of Medicine

    U.S. Lawmakers Seek to Criminalize Doping in Global Competitions
    U.S. Lawmakers Seek to Criminalize Doping in Global Competitions

    United States lawmakers took a step on Tuesday toward criminalizing doping in international sports, introducing a bill in the House that would attach prison time to the use, manufacturing or distribution of performance-enhancing drugs in global competitions.

    The legislation, inspired by the Russian doping scandal, would echo the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, which makes it illegal to bribe foreign officials to gain a business advantage. The statute would be the first of its kind with global reach, empowering American prosecutors to act on doping violations abroad, and to file fraud charges of a different variety than those the Justice Department brought against top international soccer officials in 2015.

    Although American leagues like Major League Baseball would not be affected by the legislation, which would apply only to competitions among countries, it could apply to a league’s athletes when they participate in global events like the Ryder Cup, the Davis Cup or the World Baseball Classic.

    The law would establish America’s jurisdiction over international sports events, even those outside of the United States, if they include at least three other nations, with at least four American athletes participating or two American companies acting as sponsors. It would also enhance the ability of cheated athletes and corporate sponsors to seek damages, expanding the window of time during which civil lawsuits could be filed.
     
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  2. Michael Scally MD

    Michael Scally MD Doctor of Medicine

    Wow - what will those lawmakers do when a bunch of Americans end up in jail someplace? Just wondering, 'cause it's sort of a rhetorical question since Americans don't dope.
     
  3. picholas

    picholas Member

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  4. JohnnyD

    JohnnyD Member

    I figured it would be sponsored by a jackass like Sheila Jackson Lee. She would have no problem with Americans being imprisoned overseas.
     
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  5. picholas

    picholas Member


    I mean she though Neil Armstrong planted the flag on Mars...she exactly known for operating at high level thinking.
     
  6. taco33150

    taco33150 Member

    Need better things to do than worry about shit like that
     
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