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Hong Kong NOC spreads anti-doping message

Date : 11 Mar 2010

Olympic Council of Asia Vice President Timothy Fok believes a new publication sanctioned by Hong Kong’s National Olympic Committee (NOC) will make a big contribution to the fight against drugs in sport. Under the auspices of the Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China, the Hong Kong Anti-Doping Committee has launched a quarterly newsletter called “True Self” to spread the anti-doping message in the sports community.

The inaugural bilingual issue highlights a number of the anti-doping committee’s accomplishments, such as the launch of a testing programme and membership of the Association of National Anti-Doping Organisations.

It is the first publication dedicated to anti-doping in sport in Hong Kong, and NOC president Timothy Fok says it is a big step forward in the war on drugs.

“To effectively prevent athletes from taking sports drugs we must rely on the support of the entire sports community to develop a drug-free sports culture,” he says in his opening message.

“At the same time it is also important to enhance the anti-doping knowledge of athletes, coaches, sports administrators and support personnel so that the chance of inadvertent doping will be minimised.

“I am confident that the fight against doping will be considerably strengthened and that the spirit of drug-free sport will be fostered through this newsletter.”

The newsletter, which will be distributed to the National Sports Associations affiliated to the NOC, can be downloaded at www.antidoping.hk.



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