Anti-dop­ing lead­ers: IOC moves at sum­mit ‘not suf­fi­cient’

Malta Independent - - SPORT -

The In­sti­tute of National An­ti­Dop­ing Or­gan­i­sa­tions called con­clu­sions from this week­end's Olympic dop­ing sum­mit "not suf­fi­cient" to protect clean ath­letes.

The 59-mem­ber agency re­leased a state­ment Sun­day un­der­lin­ing weak­nesses from the In­ter­na­tional Olympic Com­mit­tee's an­ti­dop­ing sum­mit held the day be­fore in Lau­sanne, Switzer­land.

Key down­sides, ac­cord­ing to iNADO: the IOC's re­fusal to ex­plic­itly men­tion state-spon­sored dop­ing in Rus­sia, de­spite two in­ves­ti­ga­tions that found it ex­isted; and the IOC's fram­ing of con­clu­sions from one of those in­ves­ti­ga­tions as "mere al­le­ga­tions" and not "demon­stra­ble facts."

At the IOC sum­mit , sports lead­ers backed the World Anti-Dop­ing Agency and said it must be bol­stered, both fi­nan­cially and through beefed-up au­thor­ity.

INADO CEO Joseph de Pencier ap­plauded that but said "the IOC only comes part way to restor­ing its cred­i­bil­ity for the clean ath­letes of the world."

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