IOC president proposes overhaul of WADA operations

IOC president proposes overhaul of WADA operations
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Thomas Bach
Thomas Bach

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach on Friday suggested a complete overhaul of work done by the World Anti-Doping Agency and having the Court of Arbitration for Sport as the sole body to hand out sanctions.

Speaking at the assembly of the European Olympic Committees in Prague, Bach's proposals also included setting up an intelligence-gathering body within WADA.

Bach said that last month an Olympic Summit proposed "an initiative to make the anti-doping system more independent of sports organisations."

WADA has agreed this week to look into it, and Bach offered his three proposals as "some food for thought" in order "to ensure a streamlined, efficient and worldwide harmonised anti-doping system."

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