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SBD Global/October 2, 2013/Leagues and Governing Bodies

Australian Institute Of Sport To Hold Two-Day National Summit On Medications, Supplements

The Australian Institute of Sport said that it has been "compelled to 'take the lead' in restoring the integrity of sport following the drugs crises that have engulfed" the National Rugby League and Australian Football League, according to Roje Adaimy of the AAP. The institute "has invited representatives from various sporting organisations to Canberra on Wednesday for a two-day national summit on medications and supplements." The event "will focus on developing a policy framework around best practice in sports medicine that ensures athlete safety." AIS Chief Medical Officer David Hughes said that "the inaugural summit was organised following concerns arising from the Australian Crime Commission's landmark drugs in sport report handed down earlier this year." Hughes: "There's certainly been a little bit of concern across the high performance sports sector after the ACC report. All sporting organizations were probably looking at the revelations and asking, 'Could my organization possibly be caught up in something like this?'" (AAP, 10/1).
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