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WADA offers FIFA help ahead of Cup

Updated: February 24, 2010, 1:43 PM ET
Associated Press

SUN CITY, South Africa -- The World Anti-Doping Agency is ready to help FIFA before the World Cup in combatting the potential use of stimulants from traditional African medicines.

WADA director general David Howman is responding to FIFA's appeal for help investigating how some African plants can give athletes an unfair advantage by providing energy boosts or helping to heal muscle injuries.

"If scientists wish to engage in research programs, we are only too happy," Howman told The ...

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