Clean Malaysia Games
Friday, July 19, 2013 - 10:53 (The Malay Mail)
THERE may be no provisions for breathalyser tests under the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) code but the National Sports Institute (NSI) will be discussing with the National Sports Council (NSC) to ensure dope, smoke and alcohol-free Malaysia Games (Sukma) in Perlis next year.
Datuk Dr Ramlan Aziz, NSI CEO said although alcohol testing is only for six sports under the Wada Code, they will still be looking at ways to work closely with the Malaysian Anti Doping Agency (Adamas) unit, which is part of the NSI set-up, to come up with measures in accordance with Wada requirements adhered in the six sports.
"The Sport Minister (Khairy Jamaludin) has already asked Adamas to explore ways to keep alcohol consumption at Games under check and we have already presented an outline to him," said Ramlan.
"We will be discussing further with NSC who are the managers of the Games to see how best we can come up with a system.
"The bigger picture here is to ensure a clean and creditable Games, especially as it involves teenagers.
"What happened recently was an isolated case in the history of the Games, but we want to instill ethics of sport to ensure that sports is held in the highest esteem."