Another sport adopts 'no needles' rule

Updated: December 12, 2011, 9:12 AM ET
Associated Press

MONACO -- Modern pentathlon has joined other sports in adopting a "no needles" policy as part of its anti-doping rules ahead of the 2012 London Olympics.

Governing body UIPM says athletes can receive injections only from a "certified medical professional" after an appropriate diagnosis and only if there is no alternative.

The UIPM says all injections must be reported to competition doctors.

Governing bodies in cycling, gymnastics and rowing have also introduced "no needles" rules this year.


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