British agency given pre-Olympic drug testing role

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LONDON: UK Anti-Doping is to oversee the worldwide effort to stamp out the use of performance-enhancing drugs in the run-up to this year’s Olympic Games in Rio, it was announced on Monday (Tuesday in Manila). UKAD has been appointed as the secretariat for an International Olympic Committee anti-doping taskforce which will seek to standardise testing procedures. Monday’s announcement came with Russia still banned by the IAAF, athletics’ world governing body and on course to be excluded from the Olympics following a damning report into mass doping violations.

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