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Short statement on anti doping results‏
Short statement on anti doping results‏

13 Aug 2009
In keeping with its obligations to the Olympic Movement, the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), in cooperation with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) developed and instituted its Anti-Doping Rules in compliance with the WADA Code. These rules were introduced for the first time at the Asian Indoor Games in 2005 held in Bangkok, Thailand.

In parallels with this the OCA with the assistance of Olympic Solidarity embarked on its educational program to introduce these Anti-Doping Rules to all National Olympic Committees (NOCs) during their own forums and activities. This approach was extended to the WADA inspired RADOs (Regional Anti-Doping Organizations) in Asia. We believe that these initiatives have certainly have had an effective impact in increasing the awareness of these organizations about anti-doping rules and hence to promote them in ensuring dope free teams in international competitions.

Complementing these efforts was the launching by  OCA and WADA (both from headquarters and the Regional Office in Tokyo), in cooperation with NOCs and Olympic Solidarity of the Anti-Doping Educational program for the  Asian Continent since 2005 onwards.

We are indeed gratified  to record here  that such sustainable efforts has brought  the desired results at the last two Asian Games (1st Asian Youth Games Singapore 2009 and 1st Asian Martial Arts Games Bangkok August 2009) where all samples taken as part of a rigorous doping control program turned up negative and free of dope.

Therefore, OCA would like to thank all NOCs for their timely understanding of OCA’s Anti-Doping Rules and for their cooperation and support of the revised WADA Code, and of the Olympic Solidarity Program in Asia. We will continue to continue unabated our efforts in this direction and ensure that the momentum achieved so far in the fight against drug abuse in sport in Asia will be sustained, We can certainly be proud of what has been achieved so far especially through the synergistic partnership with WADA, both through its headquarters and its Regional Office and Olympic Solidarity and most importantly the committed participation of NOC’s in our joint efforts.
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