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Sar Kheng calls for stringent drug testing of athletes

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Minister of Interior Sar Kheng speaking at a January 5 meeting with the sporting delegates, coaches, and athletes of the ministry’s sport council secretariat. SAR KHENG VIA FACEBOOK

Sar Kheng calls for stringent drug testing of athletes

Minister of Interior Sar Kheng is considering providing civil service jobs with his ministry to athletes in the near future, but for now, warned them that they must undergo stringent drug testing.

Sar Kheng, who is also the head of the interior ministry’s sporting council, told the council that he would consider providing civil service positions, such as with the police, to the athletes, starting with those who won gold, silver, or bronze medals.

Sar Kheng encouraged each sporting body under the ministry to do their best to improve their respective sports and develop themselves.

He also insisted that the sport council now must test all sports men and women before they enter any competition, or even enter training camp.

Speaking at a January 5 meeting with the sporting delegates, coaches, and athletes of the ministry’s sport council secretariat, he said that all people, but especially athletes, must stay away from drugs.

“From today on, the sporting council must administer regular drug tests. Any athlete who refuses to take a test forfeits the right to compete. Before every event, all competitors must show the results of a negative drug test,” he added.

“Should they test positive for a banned substance, they will be expelled from the ministry,” he concluded.


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