SBD/18/Leagues Governing Bodies

GOODENOW GIVES LITTLE HOPE TO IOC'S HOPE FOR DRUG POLICY

          NHLPA Exec Dir Bob Goodenow said that the NHL is
     "unlikely to support efforts" by the IOC to develop a
     uniform drug policy for North American pro sports, according
     to REUTERS.  The IOC Exec Board has asked the NHL, NFL, NBA
     and MLB to join to "fight against the use of performance-
     enhancing drugs by adopting common anti-doping standards and
     a universal banned substance list."  But Goodenow said that
     the current IOC "anti-doping standards would not work" in
     pro sports leagues operating in the U.S. and Canada: "There
     will be some discussions with the IOC but my sense is the
     standards of the IOC are not applicable to our standards.
     ... You just have to look at things like Sudafed.  The
     Olympics have spent millions trying to get their arms around
     this thing and they haven't" (REUTERS, 9/17). 

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