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Asia/Oceania representatives discuss measures to tackle doping

IANS logoIANS 23-05-2017

More than 80 representatives from over 20 countries in the Asia and Oceania regions and relevant international organisations, such as the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), attended the 14th Asia/Oceania Region Intergovernmental Ministerial Meeting on Anti-Doping in Sport, which took place at the Zhejiang provincial capital on Monday and on Tuesday, reports Xinhua news agency.

Addressing the opening of the two-day meeting, deputy minister of the State General Administration of Sport of China Li Yingchuan stressed that the Chinese government has always adopted "zero tolerance" policy towards doping and pledged to strengthen collaboration with relevant parties including the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and other Asian/Oceanian countries in the fight against doping.

WADA officials introduced its future work plan at the meeting, and the participants exchanged opinions on enhancing cooperation.

Officials from municipal government also briefed the delegates on the city's preparations for the 2022 Asian Games.

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