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LET to Implement Anti-Doping Policy for 2008

Ladies European TourBARSEBACK, Sweden -- The Ladies European Tour (LET) today announced the introduction of its anti-doping policy. The policy will be fully implemented for the 2008 season and includes player education, which has already commenced.
The LET has appointed Sporting Integrity, a company run by Michele Verroken, to manage the LET anti-doping policy. Sporting Integrity is also working with the mens European Tour.
The LET and Sporting Integrity are currently working on the detailed implementation of this policy and a further announcement will be made in due course.
Alexandra Armas, Executive Director of The Ladies European Tour, said, We are not aware that any of our members have used performance enhancing drugs, but it is vital for the integrity of our sport that we implement this strategy in order to eliminate any temptation that may exist.
In preparation for the implementation of the Tours policy, the LET yesterday launched its player Anti-Doping Advice Card at a player meeting in Malmo, Sweden. This is a player friendly information card giving details of permitted substances for common medical conditions, and advice on how to avoid inadvertent doping issues such as checking medications, applying for exemptions to use a prohibited substance and a caution about the use of supplements.