Rogge eyes age cheating, doping at Youth Games

BY foxsports • March 24, 2010

International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge says close attention will be paid to athletes suspected of lying about their age at the first Summer Youth Games in Singapore.

Rogge said at a news conference in Singapore on Wednesday that the IOC was aware of past age cheating by athletes. He said the IOC will act if any fraud is suspected.

The Youth Games on Aug. 14-26 will feature some 3,600 athletes from 205 countries, competing in 26 sports. They will range in age from 14 to 18.

Rogge said the IOC would apply the same anti-doping measures at the Youth Games as it does at the adult Olympics, saying the athletes in Singapore represent the most important age category for the prevention of doping.

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