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Anti-Doping Bill Ready for Paliament, Prawit Says

Witoon Mingmoon had made an admission about using testosterone gel to the IWF.
Witoon Mingmoon had made an admission about using testosterone gel to the IWF.

A bill aimed at getting Thailand out from under a ban imposed by the world’s athletic anti-doping organization has been completed and is being reviewed before before being sent to the parliament.

Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon, who head’s Thailand’s national Olympics committee, said that the bill was in the making to comply with requirements from the World Anti-Doping Agency, which declared Thailand non-compliant for failing to fully implement its 2021 World Anti-Doping Code.

The deputy prime minister said that the parliament would make the final decision on the anti-doping bill and when the new law would be passed would depend on the parliament.

Until the ban is lifted, the Thai national flag cannot be flown despite Thai athletes’ victory at sports events.

Prawit said the feelings of Thai people were hurt because the Thai flag can’t be flown even if Thai athletes won championships. But those are the rules, he said.