MUNICH (AP) The Latest from the IAAF investigation (all times local): — 5:40 p.m. The World Anti-Doping Agency says it is ”alarmed” by the level of wrongdoing uncovered by its independent commission into doping. The report, presented Thursday in Munich, details cover-ups and criminal conspiracy, corruption and bribery among former leaders of the International Association of Athletics Federations. WADA says it is ”alarmed that this ultimately allowed doped athletes to evade punishment and sanctioning for a long period of time.” WADA president Craig Reedie says ”it is hugely disturbing that individuals at the highest levels of the IAAF were abetting and covering up doping for their own financial gain.” He adds: ”This flagrant disregard for the law and anti-doping rules undermines trust among clean athletes, and indeed the public, worldwide.” WADA notes the report did not recommend that the IAAF be declared non-compliant with the global anti-doping code. Instead, it cites the IAAF as being among the ”most active” in anti-doping efforts. WADA also noted that the report found that the leaked database, reported on by German and British media outlets in August, was ”incomplete” and that suspicious blood values could not be considered evidence of doping. Reedie thanked ”the… Read full this story
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