When the EURO team doctors pledged to back UEFA's mission for a drug-free tournament, it was just the latest example of the European body's tireless anti-doping campaign.

The recent signing of a charter by the 16 team doctors of the UEFA EURO 2012 national sides in Warsaw – pledging to back UEFA's mission for a drug-free tournament in Poland and Ukraine – was the latest event in what has become a tireless campaign by UEFA to emphasise that drugs and doping have no place in the sport.

For UEFA EURO 2012, the team doctors have promised in the charter to support UEFA's strategy by ensuring that their teams' players and staff are appropriately educated on anti-doping issues – and that doping in all forms will not be tolerated within the teams.

The EURO team doctors are aware of their major responsibility in helping prevent drug-taking in football and other sports – as well as in society at large.

UEFA's anti-doping drive has been bearing fruit for a number of years now: the European body conducts drug tests in all its competitions, and any player involved in a UEFA competition may be required not only to undergo a doping control after a match but also to undergo out-of-competition controls, UEFA official website reported.

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