British MPs want criminal charges for doping suppliers

Damian Collins MP poses for photographs during the Sport Industry Breakfast Club on March 10, 2016 i

As most headlines this morning focused on the stinging criticisms made of British Cycling and Team Sky , the DCMS report into Combating Doping in Sport also called for greater powers for the UK's Anti-Doping organisation (UKAD) amid rumours of further investigations into doping in cycling. The select committee's report argued for a change in the law, saying that "a change... to criminalise the supply of drugs to sports people could give UKAD the powers to access documents without seeking prior agreement, and the right to seek the support of the law enforcement agencies in their investigations." It also stated: "UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) clearly faces unpalatable decisions on priorities. It has neither the investigative nor the testing resources to respond to all the demands placed on it, which is likely to result in a responsive rather than a strategic approach to the problem of doping in sport. Its scientific and ...

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