British Athletes Tested For Doping

UK Sports announced Wednesday that the Briton sports governing body will have every member athlete tested for doping at least once before sending them to the Beijing Olympic Games. "We have a duty to ensure we do all we can to show the world that the British teams competing in Beijing are drug-free," John Scott, director of Drug-Free Sport at UK Sport, said in a statement.

As part of the country's most comprehensive pre-Olympic testing program, more than 1,500 tests will be carried out on athletes attending the world grand event, running on Aug. 8 to 24, and the following Paralympic Games. The program is run in partnership with the British Olympic Association (BOA) and British Paralympic Association (BPA).

"The majority of tests will be attempted through no advance notice out-of-competition tests, either at squad training sessions or through whereabouts information provided by athletes, with additional tests targeted at key in-competition Beijing selection events," said Scott. "Both urine and blood testing will be used," he added.


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