Australia, UK deal to fight drugs in sport
Australia and Britain have announced an agreement to fight doping in sport in both countries in the leadup to the 2012 London Olympics.
BRITAIN and Australia will pool investigations and intelligence in a bid to outlaw the use of illegal performance enhancing drugs ahead of the London Olympics.
In a statement released on Sunday, federal Sports Minister Mark Arbib said the agreement between the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) and UK Anti-Doping “goes beyond information-sharing, it provides a framework for the organisations to use their combined expertise to assess doping issues and trends and work out how to best deal with them.”
Under the agreement, UK Anti-Doping could advise ASADA that a new performance-enhancing substance was being used in Britain.
There are many athletes from Australia and Britain who train and compete in both countries.