UK Sports fears doping surge for 2012 GamesAccording to a senior anti-doping official in the UK, British sport faces an unprecedented threat from the widespread availability of performance enhancing drugs in the run-up to London 2012 Games.

Andy Parkinson, acting head of anti-doping at UK Sport, expressed deep worries that young athletes may be tempted to use drugs by the prospect of competing in the home Olympics.

Parkinson warned that designer steroids, EPO, and human growth hormone are all readily available in the UK and athletes may be tempted to use them.