MANILA, Oct. 15 (Xinhua) -- The Philippine Center for Sports Medicine (PCSM) has already tested "about three-fourths" of the 267 athletes bound for the 15th Asian Games in Doha in December, local media reported on Sunday.
PCSM chief Raul Canlas said that nobody has failed the physical and drug tests so far, according to a report by The Manila Bulletin.
Canlas said he expects to go on a windup of the medical tests by next week although they are still awaiting the arrival of athletes who are either training or competing overseas.
Even if they are going to be tested locally, the athletes are expected to undergo a stricter test in Qatar to curb doping among participants, the report said.
Two tests were done by the PCSM, according to Canlas, one is for those who compete in high-risk sports like weightlifting and bodybuilding, where the taking of performance-enhancing drugs is prevalent.
Canlas, one of the leading sports doctors in the Philippines, said even officials and coaches will have to undergo tests but thepriority right now are the athletes. Enditem