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Drug cheats ‘won’t slip through the net’

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Thu, 26 Mar 2020
Reuters


LONDON: World Athletics chief Sebastian Coe has warned would-be dopers that the coronavirus pandemic and widespread suspension of competition will not shelter them from repercussions.

Coe told Reuters in an interview that there was no chance of drug cheats slipping through the net.

“In reality, of course, there isn’t much in the way of competition testing because frankly we’ve lost most of the competitions,” said Coe.

“The only advice I would give every athlete is don’t play roulette with the concept that intelligent testing is going to do anything other than track you down. Some years ago we moved away from the concept that it’s just about numbers.

“The Athletics Integrity Unit is at the top of its game. No athlete should be seduced into thinking this is some sort of moratorium on our fight against drugs. It is not,” he added.