Wickmayer and Malisse launch legal attack on WADA

Updated: 15 November 2009 15:06 IST

Suspended Belgian tennis players Yanina Wickmayer and Xavier Malisse are launching appeals with European authorities.

Brussels:

Suspended Belgian tennis players Yanina Wickmayer and Xavier Malisse are launching appeals with European authorities that will question the legality of the whereabout rules of the World Anti-Doping Agency.

The cases come on top of the appeal before the Lausanne-based Court of Arbitration for Sport to overturn their one-year suspension. Victory at the European Commission in Brussels and the Strasbourg-based European Court of Human Rights could force WADA to drastically change its rules on when and where athletes can be tested out of competition.

"The indispensable fight against doping is not the issue here. The problem is the lack of proportionality of certain measures," their lawyer Jean-Louis Dupont said on Sunday.

Topics : Tennis Yanina Wickmayer
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