Interpol & WADA join forces

March 5, 2009

Doping, Uncategorized

Source: http://www.wada-ama.org/rtecontent/document/Interpol.pdf

WADA and Interpol are now to formally combine their resources to tackle doping in sport. Both organisations have now signed a Memorandum of Understanding and will work together to develop best practice in doping, trafficking and evidence gathering.

 

“While doping is often viewed as a crime committed by an individual, the reality is that when an athlete takes illegal performance-enhancing drugs, this is just one piece in a larger network of criminality,” said INTERPOL Secretary General Noble, “Our collaboration with WADA will provide a strong basis to encourage the implementation of the relevant legislation in all INTERPOL member countries, which in turn will enable law enforcement bodies to efficiently fight the trafficking of doping substances.”

 

With all this talk of relevant legislation in member countries, maybe we will see a sport-specific doping statute in the UK?

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Associate Professor in Sports Law, Staffordshire University; British Gymnastics Senior Coach

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