Live updates

World Anti-Doping Agency: 'Drugs battle will never be won'

The head of the World Anti-Doping Agency John Fahey speaking earlier in the year
The head of the World Anti-Doping Agency John Fahey speaking earlier in the year Credit: Julien Behal/PA Wire

The head of the World Anti-Doping Agency has admitted that the Lance Armstrong case is "part of a wide-ranging doping battle that will never be completely won".

John Fahey said that drug use in sport was "bubbling away below the surface" and that "there are still problems that could surface at any time".

WADA blasts BOA for 'hysteria'

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) president John Fahey has blasted the British Olympic Association for "many hysterical and inaccurate public statements" during the case.

Welcoming the ruling, Mr Fahey said:

"WADA regrets the many hysterical and inaccurate public statements from the BOA in the course of challenging the WADA decision.

"The rules have had to be proportionate and respectful of the rights of individuals within the framework of international law. They are not based on emotive arguments or the wishes of any one signatory or individual."

Advertisement

Advertisement

Today's top stories