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SBD Global/February 20, 2013/Leagues and Governing Bodies

China Will Investigate WADA Allegation That It Produces 99% Of Illegal Substances

A Chinese official said that the country has planned to investigate an allegation that 99% of illegal substances come from the country, "but remains doubtful" of the World Anti-Doping Agency's statistics, according to XINHUA. China's move came as a result of a "striking comment" from WADA Dir General David Howman, who told reporters that "99% of the raw materials that are used through the Internet to make up in your kitchen or your backyard laboratory are emanating from China." China's anti-doping chief Jiang Zhixue said, "We are shocked at Mr. Howman's comment. We are wondering where this 99% came from and what is his evidence. We have asked for a more detailed explanation from WADA" (XINHUA, 2/19).
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