Olympics Notes: Asian Golfers To Be Drug Tested Ahead Of Rio Games
Asian golfers will face drug tests for the first time in the run-up to the 2016 Rio Olympics but officials "played down the likelihood of a major problem despite serious scandals in other sports." Asian Tour Executive Chair Kyi Hla Han said that testing was yet to be introduced, but "could start next year" in tune with demands from the IOC (JAKARTA GLOBE, 2/20). ... The Sports Authority of India has recommended business class tickets for all six Indian medalists of the London Olympics (THE HINDU, 2/20). ... Japanese wrestling chiefs urged Olympic medalists all over the world "to join forces to save their sport from the chop at the 2020 Olympic Games." Int'l Wrestling Federation (FILA) VP Tomiaki Fukuda said that "he had proposed the lobbying plan in letters to all executives of the organization" (AFP, 2/20).