|Beijing opens anti-doping exhibition
[ 2007-01-19 14:08 ]
An exhibition themed "Olympics Anti-doping 40 years" was opened in Beijing Venture Plaza
|Anti-doping apparatus on
Sponsored by the Science and Technology Committee for the Games of the XXIX
Olympiad, the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
(BOCOG) and the Chinese Olympic Committee, the exhibition reviews a number of
doping cases in the past years and provides video display of anti-doping test
process as well as computer inter-action means for visitors to test their
knowledge about the anti-doping combat.
Lin Wenyi, president of the Science and Technology Committee expected the
exhibition to help popularize anti-doping efforts, spread the Olympic spirit and
enhance public attention to the issue.
In his speech, BOCOG executive vice-president Yang Shu'an said in addition to
intensifying anti-doping tests, educational
strategies spearheaded by precautions need to be
implemented to make athletes of the 2008 Olympic Games aware of the danger drugs
can pose and create a social environment boycotting drug use.
To run until January 20, the exhibition is believed to be the first of its
kind proposed by the host city to target a wider audience instead of a number of
specialists in the history of the Olympic Games. Similar exhibitions are
expected to be organized in 2007 and 2008 in various parts of China.
The International Olympic Committee has reportedly decided to increase
anti-doping tests to 4,500 during the 2008 Olympic Games, up 25 percent from the
2004 Athens Games.