Law dude wrote:As has been pointed out elsewhere, the IAAF's statute of limitations on admissions (and the IOC's as well under the WADA code) is 8 years. I don't know when Ruth Fuchs made this admission, but I imagine that if nothing has been done about it, that's because nothing can be done about it under the applicable rules.
parkerrclay wrote:that is stupid...so if Thanou admits in '09 that she used then she can keep her Sydney silver (or gold if Marion loses hers)...ridiculous
That's the way statutes of limitations work. There's a time at which things are final. The theory behind statutes of limitations is that at at a certain distance from an event, things are best left as they are. Perhaps the benefit of an 8-year statute is that at least at some point, we may learn truths that might otherwise be concealed forever.
In any event, it is what it is.