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Britain To Begin Anti-doping Effort In December

The British government will open the country's first anti-doping program in December.

UK Anti-Doping will be responsible for enforcing the compliance of sports' governing bodies with the World Anti-Doping Code.

The government says it will open a "drugs cheats hotline" beginning next year to allow confidential reporting of those suspected of doping. It also plans to create an athlete committee to work as a liaison between competitors and the new anti-doping body.

UKAD will be based in London and headed by chairman David Kenworthy and chief executive Andy Parkinson.