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WADA's Fahey Says HGH Test In Beijing Will Deter Drug Cheats
Published February 28, 2008
|Fahey Says WADA Will Have Effective
HGH Test At Beijing Olympics
A LITTLE HELP: Fahey said that WADA's annual $25M budget is "not adequate to address all the agency's activities," and he encouraged governments to "increase their financial contributions to further the success of WADA's fight against doping initiatives." Fahey noted that since '01, the organization has only "been able to commit" $31M to research. He indicated that he "wants to replicate a U.S. initiative," as the USOC and the USADA have partnered with major sports to contribute $10M for "advancing WADA's research projects." Fahey also urged governments to "accelerate their ratification of the UNESCO convention against doping in sport, which allows them to adopt WADA's doping code." Under the revised anti-doping code, the IOC will accept Olympic bids only from those countries whose governments have adopted the convention and whose "national bodies comply with the code" (AROUNDTHERINGS.com, 2/27).