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IOC hails WADA's report on anti-doping efforts at 2016 Rio Olympics

News 28 Oct 2016, 19:38 IST

Moscow, Oct 28 (IANS) A recently published report of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) proves that efforts implied against violations of anti-doping regulations were successful at the 2016 Rio Games in Brazil, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said in its statement on Friday.

"The International Olympic Committee (IOC) welcomes the report of the Independent Observers (IO) at the Olympic Games Rio 2016 which was published on Thursday by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)," according to the statement from the IOC.

"The IO report shows that it was a successful Olympic Games with a successful anti-doping programme," the statement quoted IOC's Medical and Scientific Director Richard Budgett as saying.

The 2016 Rio Games were held between August 5 and 21 bringing together about 11,000 athletes from around the globe.



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