UFS dope lab ready for SWC

2010-05-18 18:54
Bloemfontein - The official dope testing centre for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the SA Doping Control Laboratory (SADoCoL) at the University of the Free State (UFS), is ready to do business, a spokesperson said on Tuesday.

"We have new state-of-the-art equipment worth R3.9m with which doping tests for next month's 2010 FIFA World Cup will be done," the head of the laboratory, Pieter van der Merwe, said.

"Our new instruments are some of the best in the world."

SADoCoL, at the department of pharmacology at the UFS, has done doping analyses for many international sport events in South Africa and elsewhere in the world.

This included the 1995 Rugby World Cup and the Sevens Rugby World Cup in Dubai.

Van der Merwe said the laboratory's international recognition and accreditation with the World Anti-Doping Agency led to its selection as the official doping control facility for the World Cup.

All urine and blood samples taken at the event would be tested at the laboratory.

The UFS laboratory is the only one of its kind in South Africa and one of only two in Africa, the other one being in Tunisia.

Van der Merwe said there was a lot of "African involvement" at the laboratory because various African countries send it samples for analysis.

The laboratory also did testing for the Confederations Cup in South Africa in 2009.

Van der Merwe said it was an honour for the department and the UFS to offer a world-class service to an association such as FIFA and to be associated with a tournament of this magnitude.
- SAPA
Read more on:    ufs  |  bloemfontein  |  2010 swc
NEXT ON NEWS24X
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Inside News24

 
SPONSORED CONTENT
Investment tips you need to know 2015-01-29 14:07

Ever wondered how to assess your future potential liability? Feroz Basa, Senior Portfolio Manager Old Mutual Investment Group, weighs in on all the investment tips you need to know. WATCH.

/News

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Valentine’s Day gifts – 14 Feb!

Gifts to spoil him and her. While stocks last. Shop now!

Games on Sale!

Save up to 60% on selected games. While stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 30% off All Textbooks

Save up to 30% off an extensive range of prescribed textbooks for all major universities and FET colleges. Shop Now!

Save up to 40% on outdoor accessories!

Tents, sleeping, day packs and more. While stocks last. Shop now!

30% off fragrances

Get 30% off fragrances for him and her. While stocks last. Shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

Love is in the air and it is swirling around you in a romantic mist. This may be an idealistic yearning for that perfect love or...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.