Dr Michael Ashenden, one of the world’s foremost experts on blood doping and the Athlete’s Biological Passport, is resigning from an expert body on biological passports in sport because he is being “muzzled”. He claims the imposition of a new confidentiality clause in his contract was an attempt to silence him. The newly created Athlete Passport Management Unit, based at the Swiss Laboratory for Doping Analyses in Lausanne comes in for particular criticism for writing in legally binding contracts to stop their experts from speaking out. Dr Ashenden’s outburst could prove embarrassing on the eve of the Olympics as information from the athlete’s biological passport will also play a significant role in anti-doping at the London Olympics, with the profiles of athletes, swimmers and cyclists and rowers being monitored.
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