To ensure drug-free Asian Games, China conducts 2000 doping tests

November 11th, 2010 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI  

Guangzhou (China), Nov. 11 (ANI): To ensure a clean XVIth Asian Games here, the China Anti-Doping Agency has conducted nearly 2000 doping tests on Chinese athletes.

A total of 1950 tests, including 120 blood tests, have been conducted since August, the Xinhua news agency reported.

Every single one of the Chinese athletes had at least one doping test before they were allowed into the 1000-strong delegation for the Games, slated for November 12 through to 27 in the southern city of Guangzhou.

“We hope that China will keep a clean record. We have been working hard to send a clean team to the Asian Games and ensure there is no positive case in our delegation,” said Jiang Zhixue, anti-doping chief in China’s State General Administration of Sport, the governmental sport governing body.

All the athletes were requested to read anti-doping materials before they submitted reading reports. They also had to sign a letter of commitment, pledging to abide by the anti-doping rules.

Jiang said the education system will be carried on and extend to provincial and amateur athletes. (ANI)

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