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UK Anti-Doping statement, Thursday 7 February 2013

In response to the Australian Crime Commission report, UK Anti-Doping Chief Executive Andy Parkinson said:

“This report reinforces a number of disturbing facts. It is vital that independent anti-doping organisations and professional sports administrators in particular, work together to combat any potential use of performance enhancing substances, developing effective prevention programmes to ensure a clean sport culture among players.

“As has been said before by WADA and UK Anti-Doping, there are tangible links between performance enhancing drugs and the criminal underworld. In the UK, we work closely with law enforcement agencies to try to tackle the problem of doping at its source, targeting those supplying and administering performance enhancing substances.

“To do this effectively, we rely on information provided by those within sport. The UK is vulnerable to exactly the kind of threats highlighted in this report.”

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