IAAF signs doping agreement with Britain
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
LONDON (AP) -- Track and field's governing body has signed an agreement with Britain's anti-doping agency to share athletes' drug-testing information before the 2012 London Olympics.
The International Association of Athletics Federations is the latest sports body to join forces with UK Anti-Doping.
The two organizations will share data from the biological passport program, which monitors an athlete's blood profile for any changes that can indicate doping.
UK Anti-Doping says the agreement will help both sides implement target-testing of suspicious athletes.
IAAF President Lamine Diack says the deal is "another step in our long-term cooperation with the UK authorities in the fight against doping in athletics."