Sports Doping Bills Are Long On Reach, Short On Teeth

Law360 (February 7, 2019, 8:54 PM EST) -- U.S. lawmakers are looking to shut down doping in sports in the wake of an alleged Russian state-sponsored scandal, but experts say a pair of bills introduced this month don't give federal prosecutors enough power to police doping internationally, and let athletes off the hook.

Nearly identical bills introduced in the Senate and the House in January would make it a federal crime to help athletes take illicit performance-enhancing substances to give them an advantage over other athletes in international competitions, such as in a scheme allegedly perpetrated by Russian authorities surrounding the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

The two bills, both...

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