British official: Anti-doping fight in ‘dark age’



LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The head of Britain’s Olympic committee says the global fight against doping is entering a “dark age” because of a failure to keep deliberate drug cheats out of the games.

Colin Moynihan, chairman of the British Olympic Association, claims the World Anti-Doping Agency has failed to achieve its objectives since its creation 10 years ago. He calls for a “fundamental review” and independent audit of the Montreal-based body.

In a hard-hitting speech to international sports federations Tuesday, Moynihan says “never have the sanctions against the hard-line cheats been so weak since the end of the Cold War.”

He defended the BOA rule that bans doping offenders from the Olympics for life.