ESSNA blows whistle on athletes’ doping excuses

By Mayar Raouf April 25, 2014 9:55 am

Europe’s leading sports nutrition trade association has launched a stinging attack on elite athletes who blame doping infringements on contaminated sports supplements, as witnessed a number times at the recent Winter Olympiad in Sochi, Russia.

The European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance’s (ESSNA) Director of Strategy Chris Whitehouse told NutraIngredients that “it’s time sports professionals played by the rules and stopped using sports supplements as a fig leaf to hide their illegal activities” and that “sports governing bodies and anti-doping agencies should be demanding specifics from those found to have taken illegal substances” so that appropriate actions can be taken.

He added that ESSNA’s work involves regularly informing enforcement authorities  around Europe when laws have been broken and that it “will continue to do so.”

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