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Turkish official: Doping cases won't harm 2020 bid

Updated: July 10, 2013, 6:20 PM ET
Associated Press

ISTANBUL -- The spate of doping cases in Turkey should help -- rather than harm -- Istanbul's bid for the 2020 Olympics, the head of the country's national Olympic committee said Wednesday.

"The increase in the number of doping cases ... shows that Turkey is fighting doping, and in my opinion, will affect the Olympic bid positively, not negatively," Ugur Erdener said.

The IAAF said Tuesday it "intensified" its drug-testing program in Turkey amid reports of dozens of positive cases ...

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