Japan eyes anti-doping law for Tokyo 2020


TOKYO: Japan is considering introducing an anti-doping law as the country gears up for 2020 Tokyo Olympics, a government minister said on Tuesday. Hiroshi Hase said a law against doping was “necessary legislation” as Japan seeks to curb drug abuse by athletes at the Tokyo Games. His comments come after track and field’s world governing body IAAF voted to suspend Russia’s athletics federation in November, following the publication of a World Anti-Doping Agency report that alleged “state-sponsored” drug use.



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