Anonymous line set up to crack down on doping among elite athletes

OTTAWA – Overseers of Canada’s elite athletes are boosting efforts to curb doping in amateur sports.

The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport has launched an anonymous snitch line where athletes and others connected to sport can report incidents of doping.

To aid in the effort, the federal government and the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic committees are contributing $1 million toward the fight against illegal performance enhancements.

Canadian Olympic Committee president Marcel Aubut says the Report Doping Hotline is just one more step toward more fairness in amateur sports.

Organizers say the money announced today will help boost testing of athletes in the four months prior to the Olympic Games in Sochi.

An international anti-doping conference is being held next week in South Africa, where a new code of standards is expected to be adopted by sports organizations and government around the world.

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