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New year, new anti-doping regime

RIA GOODMAN, [email protected]

New year, new anti-doping regime

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IT WILL SOON be an offence for athletes to utilise a number of substances approved for daily usage in and out of competition.

This was disclosed by chairman of the National Anti-Doping Commission, Dr Adrian Lorde, at a lecture on Combatting Drugs In Sport at Solidarity House on Thursday night.

Lorde told the audience, which included athletes, former athletes and anti-doping officers, that a number of substances were added to the monitoring programme and would take effect come January 2017.

He explained that the World Anti-Doping Agency and governments are observing these substances which are not a part of the prohibited list but they believe needed monitoring to detect forms of misuse in sport.

Please read the full story in today’s Sunday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.