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Doping to be tested at school level

Jun 1, 2011 10:51:22 AM - itnnews.lk

Doping will be tested at school level. The purpose is to prevent the use of banned substances at that level.

The Ministry of Sports said a special Unit will be set up to conduct raids in schools with the Ministry will hold programmes to discourage the use of banned substances among school children with the support of the Health Institute and the National Institute to combat the use of banned substances. The assistance of the World Anti-Doping Agency will also be sought to keep up with the international anti-doping rules and regulations.

The Ministry said that stern action will be taken on those who are found positive for doping. The Ministry pointed out that discipline in sports is vital in maintaining the countries dignity at International events and brining more medals to the country.