Global sport may have an ever-increasing problem with doping, but International Olympic Committee chairman Thomas Bach says his organisation is determined to tackle the problem through the education of youngsters.
Bach was speaking ahead of the Winter Youth Olympics, which opens tomorrow in Lillehammer, Norway.
The German was given a tour of various workshops at the games, including one which tackles the problem of doping.
“This is about prevention and information,” he said. “We have to make them aware of the risks and the dangers and inform them how they may be approached and how they should react. We have provided a hotline where every athlete from around the world can contact us at any time to seek advice or make us aware of any kinds of problems and we can react immediately.”