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WADA: Soccer Must Do More to Fight Doping

  • BBC Sport, Wednesday, February 13, 2013 12:25 PM

With the recent revelation of cyclist Lance Armstong’s use of performance-enhancing drugs, the subject of doping in sports has come to the fore, and The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) says that “the beautiful game” could do a lot more to combat drug use among soccer players. In particular, WADA president John Fahey says there is a need for increased testing of the blood-boosting drug called EPO.

Speaking at WADA’s media symposium in London, Fahey said: "I simply say this about football -- they are not testing enough for EPO. They can do more and we encourage them to do more." And by “more,” he doesn’t just mean more tests. “Use intelligence,” he said, “not just more tests.” Of course, greater intelligence means throwing money and resources at the problem, but Fahey insisted, “this must be a priority to ensure the integrity” of the game.

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