WADA defends salbutamol rules after criticism over Chris Froome case

Current regulations will not change unless their is a scientific basis for doing so, says anti-doping body

Chris Froome ahead of stage two of the 2018 Tour de France

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has launched a staunch defence of its regulations concerning the use of salbutamol after its rules around the asthma drug were criticised in the wake of Chris Froome's salbutamol case.

One of the scientists who gave evidence in Froome's defence was Professor Ken Fitch, who helped establish WADA's rules on salbutamol and admitted last week that he had made a "terrible blunder" in the research that was used to establish those rules.

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