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Mr Alain Baxter And His Olympic Medal

EDM number 1061 in 2001-02, proposed by Pete Wishart on 25/03/2002.

That this House believes that Scottish skier and British bronze medallist Alain Baxter should not have had his medal revoked by the International Olympic Committee, and while deploring misuse of drugs in sport has absolutely no reason to doubt Mr Baxter's explanation that the methamphetamine substance entered his system through the totally innocent means of a US Vicks Vapor Inhaler; notes news reports that a letter from the testing laboratory said that the level of methamphetamine was so little that it could not have enhanced Mr Baxter's performance; regrets that the IOC did not take a more lenient view of this case; expresses its hope that Mr Baxter will not be banned from future sporting events; and further believes that Alain Baxter has behaved with dignity throughout this difficult period and remains a strong sporting role model for youngsters in Scotland and throughout the United Kingdom.

This motion has been signed by a total of 17 MPs.

Pete Wishart25/03/2002North TaysideScottish National PartyProposed
Bob Russell26/03/2002ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Michael Weir26/03/2002AngusScottish National PartySigned
Ann Cryer03/04/2002KeighleyLabourSigned
Ian Davidson03/04/2002Glasgow, PollokLabour Co-operativeSigned
Rudi Vis10/04/2002Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Jimmy Wray10/04/2002Glasgow, BailliestonLabourSigned
Alistair Carmichael10/04/2002Orkney & ShetlandLiberal DemocratSigned
Kelvin Hopkins10/04/2002Luton NorthLabourSigned
Adam Price10/04/2002Carmarthen East & DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Julian Lewis11/04/2002New Forest EastConservativeSigned
Annabelle Ewing11/04/2002PerthScottish National PartySigned
Alan Simpson16/04/2002Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
David Stewart16/04/2002Inverness East, Nairn and LochaberLabourSigned
Angus Robertson18/04/2002MorayScottish National PartySigned
John Austin23/04/2002Erith & ThamesmeadLabourSigned
John McDonnell02/07/2002Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned

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