7 Jan 2016

Anti-doping plans by IAAF not enough - NZ

12:13 pm on 7 January 2016
The Sunday Times and ARD/WRD have obtained access to the results of 12,000 blood tests from 5000 athletes.

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The IAAF has unveiled a 10-point plan that includes doubling its anti-doping budget.

Late last year the World Anti-Doping agency issued a damning report on state-sponsored doping among Russian athletes.

Graeme Steel said the plan made some good points but didn't go far enough.

He said it called for greater independence for the anti-doping integrity unit, when it needed to be fully independent.

The culture of athletics needed to be looked at, particularly persuading young athletes early on that doping isn't the way to go, Mr Steel said.