Sports Minister: Doping could undermine 2012 Games

Seb Coe, Chairman of the London Organizing Committee, left, with former Olympic champion Carl Lewis visits the Olympic Stadium, as work continues to get it ready for the start of the 2012 Olympic Games in London, Tuesday, March, 15, 2011, the first day that 6.6 million tickets for the games went on sale. March 15 marks 500 days to go to until the opening of the games.( AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
Seb Coe, Chairman of the London Organizing Committee, left, with former Olympic champion Carl Lewis visits the Olympic Stadium, as work continues to get it ready for the start of the 2012 Olympic Games in London, Tuesday, March, 15, 2011, the first day that 6.6 million tickets for the games went on sale. March 15 marks 500 days to go to until the opening of the games.( AP Photo/Alastair Grant) (Alastair Grant - AP)

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Thursday, March 17, 2011; 12:49 PM

TWICKENHAM, England -- Britain's sports minister warns that doping poses the biggest threat to the integrity of the London Olympics.

Hugh Robertson says spectators must be able to trust that what they are seeing next year is a "fair contest." If they don't, he adds, the "integrity of the games will be lost."

Officials expect to conduct 5,000 doping tests at the London Games, compared with 4,500 at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.


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