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Independent probe into doping allegations starts well: WADA

  • The Independent Commission (IC) has started its investigation into allegations of widespread doping in athletics made by German and British media, World Anti-Doping Agency chief Craig Reedie has said.

    The IC, comprising Richard Pound, Richard McLaren and Gunter Younger, was given the extended mandate for the new set of allegations following their probe into previous ARD documentaries of alleged systematic doping and cover-ups in Russia in December last year.

    "The IC started the investigation into the second set of allegations which happened about two weeks ago," said Reedie who visited the accredited Beijing lab ahead of the athletics world championships here on Wednesday.

    "It has started well and experts from WADA are working with the IAAF. I hope we will be able to finish (the investigation) on a near date," he added. (Source: IANS)