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IAAF and USATF hold “very productive” meeting on Anti doping issues

IAAF and USATF hold “very productive” meeting on Anti doping issues
IAAF Release

11 August 2001 - Edmonton – Canada – IAAF Representatives, including IAAF Senior-Vice President Arne Ljungqvist met their USA Track & Field counterparts, led by CEO Craig Masback, this morning for what was described by Ljungqvist as “a very productive meeting” concerning doping control matters.   The principal focus of the meeting was 17 cases discussed by the Independent Commission that reviewed USA Track & Field’s anti-doping procedures.   In the course of the discussions, the IAAF and USA Track & Field clarified the situation concerning all but three of the 17 cases.   USA Track & Field will continue to provide information concerning these three cases and will also consult with the USOC before the final report to the IAAF.

The IAAF and USA Track & Field are confident that USADA, the independent anti-doping organization in the United States with total responsibility for doping control, will deal more effectively with issues that have created problems in the past.