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Sports court to rule on all doping sanctions - IOC

Saturday October 8 2016

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach (right) speaks with IOC member Kuwaiti Sheikh Ahmad al-Fahad al-Sabah a the opening of an Olympic Summit on reforming the anti-doping system on October 8, 2016 in Lausanne. PHOTO | FABRICE COFFRINI |

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach (right) speaks with IOC member Kuwaiti Sheikh Ahmad al-Fahad al-Sabah a the opening of an Olympic Summit on reforming the anti-doping system on October 8, 2016 in Lausanne. PHOTO | FABRICE COFFRINI |  AFP

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LAUSANNE

An Olympic summit on Saturday backed a plan for the world's top sport court to take charge of sanctioning athletes who test positive for doping, withdrawing those duties from international sports federations.

"Sanctions related to doping cases (are) to be delegated to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas)," said a statement issued after an International Olympic Committee summit aimed at overhauling the anti-doping fight.

The summit also agreed "to make anti-doping testing independent from sports organisations."

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