IOC sets up disciplinary commission
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced that it has set up a Disciplinary Commission (DC) in order to inquire into possible anti-doping rules violations at previous Olympic Games, in connection with the recent revelations concerning the Telekom Cycling Team.
The DC will also inquire into possible anti-doping rules violations with regard to the activities of physicians from the University of Freiburg (Germany).
The DC, chaired by Denis Oswald, will be composed of Sergey Bubka and Gunilla Lindberg. It will conduct an investigation and submit its recommendations to the IOC Executive Board, the body responsible for taking any decision on this file.
The fight against doping is a top priority for the IOC. The IOC is driving a zero tolerance policy, activating this with stringent means at the Olympic Games and Disciplinary Commissions set up to carry out investigations when necessary. The IOC finds the revelations in recent days disappointing and concerning, and is therefore determined to look into the matter and any possible impact it might have had on the Olympic Games.
The IOC will keep up the fight against doping through strengthened concerted efforts between governments, WADA and the world of sport, not only to test athletes but also to educate young people about the health dangers of doping and the devastating effect it can have on the credibility of sport, as well as on a personís image and career.
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