Tokyo 2020 Vows Strict Anti-Doping Rules

Should Tokyo host the 2020 Summer Olympic Games, organizers vow to have the strictest anti-doping rules in Olympic history.

Masato Mizuno, Vice-President of the Japanese Olympic Committee, boasts that Japan is “a world leader in anti-doping” and will offer a model of “clean sport” as it will spearhead anti-doping activities leading up to the 2020 Games if they are chosen to host. He says this is the legacy that Japan wants to leave in the sporting world.

Japan Daily reports the Japan Anti-Doping Agency says that since 2007 only 40 doped athletes have been found, compared to the 37 cases found in the U.S. in 2012 alone, calling it a remarkable number.

International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Dick Pound, who was also the first president of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), says Japan is really one of the strongest countries when it comes to this area.

Tokyo is bidding for the 2020 Summer Games along with Madrid and Istanbul. The IOC will select the host city in Buenos Aires in September.