Spain adopts WADA anti-doping code
Spain has approved legislation bringing the country in line with
global anti-doping rules.
Spain’s council of ministers approved a decree to bolster
anti-doping measures set out in the World Anti-Agency’s code.
Among other things, the law expands the window in which athletes
can be tested to between 6 a.m. and 11 p.m., rather than from 8
a.m. to 11 p.m.
Government spokesman Jose Blanco says the new law will ”protect
our athletes while at the same time strengthening the image of our
sports throughout the world.”
Madrid is bidding for the 2020 Olympics. Compliance with the
WADA code is mandatory for any bid cities.