Sebastian Coe, the president of the international athletics federation World Athletics, has warned athletes in the run-up to next year's Olympic Games in Tokyo.

The Briton states that doping sinners are being tackled harder than ever.

"No matter how tall you are as an athlete, you will be treated ruthlessly. The techniques have improved considerably in recent years. There are many more different ways to test and there is much more knowledge," Coe told

The Guardian

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“And we now also have the AIU (the Athletics Integrity Unit, ed.), Which consists of about twenty people, many of whom are leading international researchers. I think we have better systems than anyone else. Athletes can are caught earlier in Tokyo than at previous Games. "

Coe cites Chris Coleman's case as an example of that ruthlessness.

The 100 meter world champion was suspended for two years by the AIU in October for missing three doping tests, meaning he misses the Games.

"The AIU is exactly the independent and emotionless organization that I have been pushing for. We show that we are not in awe or afraid of our reputation. The AIU will not get a Christmas card from everyone, but we do have the confidence among athletes restored. "

It was recently announced that Russian athletes are not welcome at the Games unless they can prove that they have no doping history.

In that case, they may participate under a neutral flag.

The Games begin on July 23, 2021.

The Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, where the opening ceremony will take place in seven months.

The Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, where the opening ceremony will take place in seven months.

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