World Anti-Doping Agency To Introduce 'Steroid Passport' Aimed At Drug Cheats By End Of Year
World Anti-Doping Agency President John Fahey "has announced the introduction of a 'steroid passport' by the end of the year as the latest weapon aimed at drug cheats," according to the AAP. The new passport for all athletes "will be similar to the biological passport that monitors an athlete's blood and identifies changes indicating possible doping." Fahey said, "The biological passport is a key component against doping and has been recognized by the courts as evidence." WADA is "certain to double the ban for drug cheats from two to four years for first offenders" at its congress in Johannesburg in November (AAP, 9/11).