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05 Sep 2003
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Joint Commission for the Jerome Young Case

A joint four-member inquiry commission composed of IOC Vice-President Thomas Bach, IOC Medical Director Patrick Schamasch, the Director General of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), David Howman, and WADA Legal and Finance Director Olivier Niggli will investigate the case of sprinter Jerome Young.

Member of the 4x100 metres relay team
The decision to form this commission follows the publication on 27 August of an article in the Los Angeles Times claiming that Jerome Young had tested positive for a banned substance in 1999. Young competed one year later at the Olympic Games in Sydney as a member of the US team that won the gold medal in the 4x100m relay.

Prompt reaction
The IOC reacted immediately after the article appeared, sending a letter to the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) and the United States Olympic Committee, urging them to pursue this matter. At the same time, it proposed to WADA to form the joint commission, which is now in place.

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