World Cup Anti-Doping Measures Could Be Compromised Following Closing Of Brazil Lab
FIFA Medical Committee Chair Michel D'Hooghe has warned that "anti-doping measures at next year's World Cup could be seriously compromised as a result of having to transport samples halfway round the world for testing," according to Andrew Warshaw of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. FIFA last week announced that "blood and urine samples from players competing in Brazil will have to be analysed thousands of miles away in Lausanne, Switzerland." D'Hooghe said that the move could cause a "logistical nightmare." D'Hooghe: "It's by no means ideal but we have no other choice. It brings us obvious logistic problems and won't be easy" (INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL, 11/20).