LONDON (GBR): Former British 100 metres hurdles record holder Blondel Thompson is to become an arbitrator for the Court of Arbitration for Sport, based in Lausanne. Thompson, who has been a practising barrister for 20 years specialising in crime and sports law, was supported by UK Athletics in her application for the prestigious position. Mother of Daniel Caines, the 2001 world indoor 400m champion, and sister to two professional footballers – her brothers Garry and Keith Thompson played for Aston Villa and Coventry City respectively - Thompson has developed an expertise in sports law. In 1998 she became a panel member for the disciplinary tribunals of UK Athletics and following that was appointed as chairwoman in 2001 for the Football Association appeals board. Informs insidethegames. She was also in the past registered as IAAF athletes representative.
NAIROBI (KEN): The WADA has selected Dr Paul Dimeo from the University of Stirling to carry out a two-year project entitled Doping Behaviour, Causes and Prevention in Elite Level Kenyan Athletes: An Empirical Investigation, on the runners. The study should help WADA getting insights into anti-doping regulations and policies. The findings of the project, due to be completed by January 2012, will be presented to WADA, Kenyan sports authorities, the International Olympic Committee, IAAF and the Commonwealth Games Federation writes The Daily Nation.
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