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28 Aug 2003
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IOC position on allegations against Jerome Young

Following reports which appeared in the Los Angeles Times regarding the US athlete Jerome Young, the IOC states: "All along in this affair, the IOC has constantly pushed for the unnamed athlete's identity to be disclosed, together with all details of the case. The revelations made by the Los Angeles Times, if proved correct, would be welcomed by the IOC, not least because they would lift the suspicion that hangs over innocent athletes."

IAAF and USOC asked to follow up
Furthermore the IOC states: "since the alleged doping offence took place prior to the Sydney Olympic Games, the competent authority is the International Federation under whose jurisdiction the matter falls, and, in addition, possibly the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), which has the authority to decide upon the entry of athletes in the Olympic Games. The IOC has written to the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and the USOC, strongly urging them to pursue the matter. It has also written to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) calling on it to assist in finding the truth by using all means and powers at its disposal."

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