TOKYO, (Reuters) – International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge has promised to strengthen the fight against doping cheats, calling it the IOC’s top priority.
“Doping is most certainly the biggest threat to sport because it undermines the health of the athletes and it undermines the credibility of the athletes,” Rogge told a meeting to mark the 100th anniversary of the Japanese Olympic Committee on Friday.
“We’ve made the fight against doping our priority on the International Olympic Committee. We have doubled the number of tests between the Sydney Olympics (in 2000) and London (2012).”
Rogge admitted that keeping sport totally free of the scourge of doping was a near impossible task but the IOC would continue to adopt a zero-tolerance policy.