I read an article in The Australian this morning discussing the intention of the Australian Sports Commission (ASC)to ask all athletes and officials who receive high performance funding to sign a statutory declaration stating they have never taken banned substance. The ASC also stated that they would require National Sporting Organisations to follow suit.
Mr Hollingsworth, ASC Cheif Executive stated "The sports commission felt that it had an obligation, as a big employer of people in the sports sector, to set an example for its own staff and then work with sports around the implementation of declaration policies within their own sphere,"
This is a very postivie move from the ASC, in light of all developments regarding doping in sport reccently it was important for Australia's main sports body to act and act quickly. Erracticating drugs in sport should be a national priority.
Although I think this is a move in the right direction my hope is the rest of the world will follow the ASC as drugs in sport can not be erracticated unless all nations are involved and fight for the same common cause.
Original artical - http://www.theaustralian.com.au/sport/athletes-to-sign-no-drug-pledges/story-e6frg7mf-1226586369120