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Re: [RC] [RC] re: FEI legal update WEC - heidi

This is very disappointing but if proper procedure was not followed what
 choice did the judicial committee have?  Wouldn't this be along the
same line as a  drug test here coming up positive but if the tester
didn't have the rider  sign the form any kind of official punishment
would be impossible.

Alas, you are absolutely right.  The situation is disgusting--but it is no
different than the American legal system, in which crooks walk all the
time because somebody didn't follow procedure.  I haven't given up on the
American legal system either, just because procedures aren't always
followed, so sometimes crooks fall through the cracks.

At least it is public knowledge that the test did come back positive
both  times when tested.  There is certainly a cloud that the WEC 2004
champion earned  that title fairly and that in itself is a very sad day
for this sport.   I  hope in the future that proper procedure will be
followed (as I recall the first  drug test did not follow FEI protocol)
so that the results of a positive drug  test will hold up through all
legal channels regardless of the money and  influence of the rider.

Yep.  Let's hope that the high profile in this case keeps the procedural
mistakes from happening in the future.



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[RC] [RC] re: FEI legal update WEC, KimFue