Rogge pledges to step up IOC fight against doping

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.

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