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Volume 24 No. 156
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ITF May Adopt Stricter Drug-Testing Measures, Says Exec

The Int'l Tennis Federation "might copy blood-testing measures used by cycling to weed out drug cheats." ITF Science & Technical Exec Dir Stuart Miller, who manages the organization's anti-doping program, said that the ITF is "working toward more blood and out-of-competition drug testing on players." This comes after players Roger Federer and Andy Murray "have called for more out-of-competition and blood testing after Lance Armstrong's fall" (AP, 11/13).

Meanwhile, UCI President Pat McQuaid in a letter posted on the cycling governing body's website said the UCI is "considering opening a hotline for riders wishing to discuss doping-related issues" (REUTERS, 11/13).