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Tough new measures are needed to tackle doping in sport, say MPs

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 22 February 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:387
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    MPs have called for an independent agency to be established to toughen the United Kingdom's stance on doping in sport and to set a good example to play “clean” for the 2012 Olympic Games.

    In a report the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee says that more needs to be done on every level to combat the use of illegal substances by athletes. School children need to be taught about the risks of doping, and athletes and their attending coaches and doctors need more comprehensive education about which substances are banned and why they appear on the prohibited list, it says.

    It also says that more research should be done to develop more sophisticated techniques …

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