McCully orders NZ evaluation of ACC report

SIMON PLUMB
Last updated 16:44 08/02/2013

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Sport Minister Murray McCully has charged three Crown entities with evaluating the need for a national doping probe.

In a statement, McCully confirmed he has asked Sport New Zealand, High Performance Sport New Zealand and Drug Free Sport New Zealand to pick through the Australian Crime Commission's damning report into drugs in sport and organised crime, wary of potential New Zealand "implications".

McCully says the outcome of the Australian document needed to be taken seriously in this country and urged a need for vigilance.

All three sport-related entities have also been invited to consult the New Zealand Olympic Committee.

"I have asked Sport New Zealand, High Performance Sport NZ and Drug Free Sport NZ to report back to me on the implications of the Australian Crime Commission report released yesterday," McCully said.

"I have asked them to consult with the New Zealand Olympic Committee and any other relevant bodies in compiling their report.

 "While the Australian report does not make any accusations about New Zealand athletes, it would be unwise for New Zealand to ignore its findings given the strong level of engagement between sporting teams from our two countries."

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