Tuesday, September 30, 2008

HK establishes Anti-Doping Committee

The Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China announced the establishment of the Hong Kong Anti-Doping Committee on Monday.

Secretary General of the Sports Federation and Olympic Committee Pang Chung and Chairman of HKADC Frank Fu officiated the opening ceremony for the HKADC's establishment, the first independent anti-doping organization in Hong Kong.

Speaking at the ceremony, Chung said, "the establishment of HKADC will further take Hong Kong to an international level in terms of the fight against doping in sport."

He added that the new committee involved members from sports, educational, medical, legal and some other domains.

According to Fu, HKADC is committed to preserve a doping-free environment for fair play in sport in Hong Kong. It will ensure the city's anti-doping policy is in full compliance with the World Anti-Doping Code by the World Anti-Doping Agency.

In addition to managing the Drug Testing Program, HKADC is responsible for promoting educational programs to the sport community on rules governing the use of performance enhancing substances and its harmful health effects, said Frank Fu.

With continued support from the Hong Kong government, HKADC will gradually evolve into an official, world-recognized anti-doping organization in its second year of operation.

Source: Xinhua

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