MONTREAL, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- The new president of the World Anti-Doping Agency Wednesday criticized U.S. baseball officials for what he said was a lack of drug testing knowledge.
A spokesperson for Major League Baseball said the agency was merely engaging in a "publicity stunt."
"Contrary to what they have told Congress this week, there is a reliable test for HGH (human growth hormones)," Fahey said. "It's time to separate fact from MLB fiction."
In response, MLB released a two-page statement that blasted Fahey.
"These continuing, unprovoked, inaccurate publicity stunts by WADA have created an unwillingness to become more involved with WADA and its affiliates," the statement said. "We were hopeful that false public statements by WADA would end with its recent change in leadership and we are deeply disappointed that Mr. Fahey is showing the same counterproductive tendencies as his predecessor."
Fahey replaced Dick Pound, a Canadian who often criticized American sports for their drug policies.