Russia to sign 4-year anti-doping agreement with IOC

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Moscow, June 1 (IANS) The Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) intends to sign an agreement with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on measures against violations of anti-doping regulations for the next four years, ROC President Stanislav Pozdnyakov said on Friday.

“I am heading for Lausanne next Tuesday and we have an agreement, which will be signed later,” Pozdnyakov told journalists, reports Tass news agency.

“The agreement will be signed by the head of the Olympic Solidarity Commission on behalf of the IOC,” he added.

“The agreement will be valid for the period of four years and will stipulate international cooperation measures, including measures against anti-doping rules violations.”

Pozdnyakov, 44, was elected to take the post of the ROC president on May 29. He is a four-time Olympic gold medallist and 10-time world champion in fencing.

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