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Switzerland: Tokyo Olympic anti-doping program will have 'full independence' - IOC

Switzerland, Lausanne
October 02, 2019 at 20:37 GMT +00:00 · Published

The International Testing Agency (ITA) will be in charge of all anti-doping checkups for the qualifiers of Tokyo Olympic Games in Summer 2020, the sports director of International Olympic Committee (IOC) Kit McConnell told the press during a press conference in Lausanne, Wednesday. The measure, according to McConnell, would allow "full independence in all aspects of the anti-doping program and in any necessary case management related to it."

The press conference came after the first day of the IOC Executive Board meeting, set to discuss preparations for the upcoming Lausanne Winter Youth Olympic Games and Tokyo Summer Olympics.

The meeting takes places on the background of the new World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)'s allegations over alleged Russian manipulation in the 2014 Winter Olympics' doping test results.

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The International Testing Agency (ITA) will be in charge of all anti-doping checkups for the qualifiers of Tokyo Olympic Games in Summer 2020, the sports director of International Olympic Committee (IOC) Kit McConnell told the press during a press conference in Lausanne, Wednesday. The measure, according to McConnell, would allow "full independence in all aspects of the anti-doping program and in any necessary case management related to it."

The press conference came after the first day of the IOC Executive Board meeting, set to discuss preparations for the upcoming Lausanne Winter Youth Olympic Games and Tokyo Summer Olympics.

The meeting takes places on the background of the new World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)'s allegations over alleged Russian manipulation in the 2014 Winter Olympics' doping test results.

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