EFFORTS TO GAIN international agreement on drug testing in sports continue, with the latest developments emerging from a world congress in the Soviet Union.
A charter covering areas of international agreement on drug testing and sanctions was developed at a 1987 meeting in Ottawa, Canada. That charter, which has nine annexes and covers what is currently believed by its authors to be right and wrong in sports in this regard, was approved by the International Olympic Committee in Seoul, South Korea, in September 1988.
The goal of the latest meeting, in Moscow, has been to develop specific points on out-of-competition testing, education, and the rights and responsibilities of athletes and other members of the sports community. Agreement on additional specifics is expected to be the focus of the next world congress, set for 1991 in Oslo, Norway.Andrew Pipe, MD, who chairs the National Advisory Committee on Drug