Ohuruogu warns footballers over new drug testing rules

Christine Ohuruogu yesterday warned Premier League footballers of the difficulty they face in adjusting to the new 'whereabouts' drugs rule.

Ohuruogu said: 'It'll be hard for them. But if those are the rules, you have to find a way to live by them.'

Christine Ohuruogu

Word of warning: Christine Ohuruogu has admitted the new 'whereabouts' drugs rule will be hard for footballers.

Ohuruogu, Britain's Olympic and world 400m champion, was banned in 2006 after missing three tests.

The new code of the World Anti-Doping Agency means all athletes on the drug-testing register have to be available to testers for one hour a day between 6am and 11pm, three months in advance.

Meanwhile, a bid for women's boxing to be part of the London Olympics has been given the official green light.

The executive committee of the governing body of the Amateur International Boxing Association (AIBA) voted unanimously to present its case to the International Olympic Committee.