A package of proposed drug sanctions, including a precise definition of doping, has been drawn up by a special International Olympic Committee, IOC,panel.
Doping is defined as one or both of the following:
On other points, the federations called for cooperation on doping issues between sports bodies and government authorities, pledged to intensify doping prevention policies through educational and promotional campaigns, and agreed to refer doping disputes to the Lausanne-based Court of Arbitration for Sport once internal appeals procedures had been exhausted.
8/1998The International volleyball federation(FIVB)submits a proposal stating that all athletes wishing to compete in the Olympics should be compelled to sign a form declaring they dont use banned drugs
8/25/1998 John Coates, president of the Australian Olympic Committee demands drug-cheating athletes be jailed and their dealers in steroids face life sentences. Australia is the first country in the world to establish a national drug testing authority to deter the use of drugs and doping methods in sport through a comprehensive drug testing program
10/1998 Recommendation given to IOC to duplicate gold medals given to the U.S.A women's 400 meter medley swim relay team from the 1976 Summer Games, which finished second to East Germany. Recent court cases have revealed that one member of that gold medal squad had been given steroids administered secretly by her coach
11/25/1998 U.S. drug czar Barry McCaffrey pledged $1 million in federal funding for research to cleanse Olympic sports of all banned substances
11/27/1998 IOC plans an anti-drug agency. Among the agency's roles will be to oversee year round out of competition drug testing, and direct drug testing research
1/30/1999 Juan Antonio Samaranch is named president of the anti-doping agency
2/5/1999 IOC delegates meet at the World Conference on Doping in Sport in Lausanne. The Lausanne Declaration stipulates a minimum two year suspension for any athlete found guilty of a first doping offence, with the possibility of modification in the event of "specific exceptional circumstances."