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Olympics Minister disappointed with ruling

Sports and Olympics Minister Hugh Robertson has expressed disappointment at CAS's decision and called for tougher sanctions for doping offences in general.

He said:

"I accept this ruling from the Court of Arbitration for Sport but it is very disappointing. Moving forward, I fully endorse UK Anti-Doping's first submission to WADA as part of its review of the World Anti-Doping Code. I want the code to be further strengthened and I would particularly like to see tougher sanctions for proven drug cheats.

"The UK takes its responsibilities in the fight against doping in sport seriously. As we host the Olympic and Paralympic Games this year, we are promoting this message through the international 'Win Clean' campaign."