EA to store samples of record breakers
LONDON (GBR): European Athletics head Svein Arne Hansen has revealed that doping samples from competitors who break a European record will now be stored for 10 years. “We will store all the doping control samples for all European records for a minimum of ten years,” Hansen said at the first edition of the Sporting Integrity Global Alliance (SIGA) Sport Integrity Forum. European Athletics last week announced that Ireland’s Pierce O’Callaghan has been appointed to head a task force to examine the credibility of European athletics records. The Norwegian expressed hope there will be Russian representation at the European Indoor Championships in Belgrade in March. An update is set to be provided to the IAAF next Monday (February 6) but reinstatement of the RusAF appears unlikely before Belgrade. Writes insidethegames.
RunBlogRun opines: We applaud European Athletics Association on their decision to store doping samples for ten years. We still believe that increasing out of competition testing in all member federations is key to busting dopers.