Monday 23 October 2017

Tennis to step up fight against doping with passport programme

Eleanor Crooks

TENNIS is to introduce an Athlete Biological Passport Programme this year to boost the sport's fight against doping.

The International Tennis Federation, which manages and administers the anti-doping programme, made the announcement this morning following a meeting of the Tennis Anti-Doping Programme Working Group.

The ITF, ATP, WTA and grand slam tournaments, who make up the group, unanimously supported the introduction of the passport, which is used to detect variances in biological make-up that might indicate doping and has been successfully used in cycling

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