IOC’s Rogge: No tolerance for doping in Vancouver

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — IOC president Jacques Rogge is confident that out-of-competition testing and work with Canadian authorities will help stamp out drug cheats at the Vancouver Olympics.

Rogge said Thursday the lessons of the last two Winter Games proved the effectiveness of surprise doping controls and police action when needed.

He said the same strategy will be used at the Vancouver Olympics, which start Feb. 12.

Rogge also expressed confidence in post-competition testing, saying samples would be stored for eight years for possible retroactive testing.

Rogge said athletes would be targeted for testing when officials have suspicion of misconduct.