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Rummenigge wants more doping tests

Bayern Munich chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has called for more blood-doping tests to keep football clean.

Don't preach water and drink wine instead, says Rummenigge.
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has warned that doping could cause great damage to football's image.

Following lengthy negotiations, the German football association (DFB) and the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) signed an agreement this summer to introduce blood-doping tests during training.

The agreement stipulates that 500 doping tests will be carried out throughout the season, with 85% based on urine samples and the remainder -- totalling 75 -- blood-based. The tests will be spread across the 36 clubs in Germany’s top two divisions.

The DFB had been heavily criticised for only introducing tests during training, and not providing sufficient funds to carry out post-match blood-doping tests, although the association’s vice-president, Rainer Koch, said last month that he hoped that situation would change “towards the second part of the season”.

On Wednesday, speaking at the Bavarian Academy for Advertising and Marketing, Rummenigge -- who also acts as chairman of the European Club Association -- underlined the importance of keeping performance-enhancing drugs out of sport.

Abendzeitung quoted him as saying: “We need to introduce controls and also punish people.

“The discussion is: ‘Do we have to introduce more blood-doping tests?’ We have to meet that sociopolitical challenge. We have to try to keep football clean in order to prevent great damage to its image. I would have no problem with increasing the number of blood-doping tests.”

Meanwhile, DFB team doctor Tim Meyer has called for an equal ratio of training and post-match tests and said that full control should be handed over to NADA.

Meyer added in Die Zeit that NADA required better funding from the state so as “not to have a dependency on sponsors and associations”.

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