Olympic Anti-doping Agency opens its doors in China

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By: KKCO - Email

China's anti–doping agency officially opened its doors Monday ahead of the 2008 summer Olympics.

China wants to avoid any embarrassing doping scandals during the Beijing games. Officials say the agency is backed at the highest levels of China's government. The China anti–doping agency will act as a testing site during the games.

It will also coordinate China's campaign against illegal factories that make performance–enhancing drugs. Chinese officials have promised to increase the number of drug tests at the Beijing games to 4500.

That's higher than the 2800 tests at the Sydney games in 2000, and the 3700 tests in Athens 4 years ago.


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