Wada Calls for Premier League to Up Its Game over Testing for Dopers

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Wada Calls for Premier League to Up Its Game over Testing for Dopers
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The World Anti-Doping Agency has called on football to do more to combat the threat to the sport, questioning whether Premier League players in England are tested enough for EPO and other blood-boosting drugs. "Football is not testing frequently enough for EPO; they can do more and we are encouraging them to do more," said John Fahey, the president of Wada. EPO, which increases red blood cell counts to boost endurance artificially, was one of the cocktail of drugs used in professional cycling from the early 90s and is at the centre of the ongoing Operación Puerto trial in Spain.

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