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Thailand’s Sports Doping Ban to End in Feb. – SAT

The World Anti-Doping Agency acknowledged Thailand’s compliance with its requirements and is likely to allow the country to fly its national flag in international sports events and vie to host them from February, the Sports Authority of Thailand said.

SAT Gov. Kongsak Yodmanee said Thursday that WADA wrote in its e-mail that Thailand already met its requirements and its board would discuss the ban removal for Thailand.

It responded to Thailand’s amendments to an anti-doping law concerning sports which meet WADA’s requirements.

When the ban is revoked, possibly in February, Thailand can propose to host international sports events and fly its national flag in such events.

However, the ban will remain in effect during the Winter Olympics in Beijing in February when four Thai skiers will participate in its cross-country competition.