Poland steps up fight against drug cheats in sport
PR dla Zagranicy
The Polish government on Tuesday backed plans to set up a new Anti-Doping Agency as part of a stepped-up fight against drug cheats in sport.
Witold Bańka. Photo: Flickr.com/@MSiT_GOV_PL
The agency is to replace the country’s current Commission Against Doping in Sport and will work closely with police, prosecutors, customs officers, military police and border guards.
Sport and Tourism Minister Witold Bańka said: "This bill is an important step towards the construction of a strong and reliable anti-doping system in Poland that is recognizable around the world.”
The Polish Anti-Doping Agency will be “equipped with new powers, allowing it to fight doping even more effectively,” he added.
Earlier this year, Polish weightlifters Adrian and Tomasz Zieliński were sent home from the Rio Olympics after returning positive drug tests, though both men denied doping.