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24 Aug 2007
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IOC and IAAF reiterate common will to intensify the fight against doping

The fight against doping was one of the topics discussed this morning in Osaka by the IOC Executive Board and the IAAF Council during their traditional meeting held every two years on the eve of the Athletics World Championships. The two organisations reaffirmed their ties and productive collaboration in this area. The IOC also announced a series of bold new measures aimed at strengthening the fight against doping :  Learn more 
The two bodies praised the state of preparations for the Beijing Games and the organisers’ commitment to ensure the best possible conditions for competitive sport next year. Looking to the future, an update was also given on preparations for the London 2012 Games and both the IOC and the IAAF reiterated their confidence in the organisers.
The subject of the Youth Olympic Games engendered lively discussions with both organisations agreeing that there was a need to bring young generations back to sport. The IAAF reiterated its support to the IOC and said that a specific qualification system was already being studied.

During the press briefing that followed the meeting, IOC President Jacques Rogge praised the quality of the relationship between the IOC and the IAAF. “The IAAF plays a key role in the Olympic Movement”, he said. “I would like to congratulate President Diack for his re-election and the newly elected vice-presidents Sebastian Coe and Sergey Bubka, two legends of track and field and symbols of a new generation of sporting leaders. We look forward to successful World Championships here in Osaka, and wish the IAAF and the local organisers the best of luck for a good week ahead.”
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