WADA wants football to boost anti-drugs effort

WADA chiefs are due to meet with Sepp Blatter, the president of world football governing body FIFA, in Zurich on Thursday.

updated: February 12, 2013 22:20 IST
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London: Football must do more in the global battle against drugs in sport, World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) president John Fahey said on Tuesday, supporting claims by Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger that current policy was too lax.

Amid questions about the use of performance-enhancing drugs in a number of sports, Wenger recently called for greater use of biological passports and increased testing for the blood-booster erythropoetin (EPO) in "the world game".

"Whatever the sport, wherever it is in the world, more can be done," Fahey told a news conference in London, against the backdrop of the Lance Armstrong doping scandal that saw the US cyclist stripped of his seven Tour de France titles for drug use.

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