- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 5, 2016

LONDON (AP) - A former senior police officer will lead an investigation into how Britain’s anti-doping agency handled the case of a doctor prescribing performance-enhancing drugs to athletes.

Andy Ward, a retired assistant chief constable with the Merseyside force, will review why U.K. Anti-Doping in 2014 dismissed allegations against London-based doctor Mark Bonar.

UKAD concluded at the time that Bonar fell outside its jurisdiction because he was not governed by a sport. But Bonar has since been covertly recorded by Britain’s Sunday Times newspaper claiming to have treated more than 150 athletes with banned substances.

UKAD chairman David Kenworthy says Ward’s “role will be to examine how the information supplied by the sportsperson was handled and whether proper procedures were followed.”

Kenworthy wants Ward to make “recommendations to improve processes in the future.”


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