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Report on systematic West Germany doping released

Report on systematic West Germany doping released
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A German report into the country’s use of banned substances in sport since the 1950s was released on Tuesday, triggering outrage and renewed calls from politicians and athletes for a national anti-doping law.

Thomas Bach, a gold medallist in fencing in1976 who is running for president of the Olympic body, told journalists an independent commission had been set up to evaluate the claims and make recommendations.

The report, commissioned by the Federal Institute and put together by researchers at Berlin’s Humboldt University, was completed in April but its publication had been delayed because of issues over publishing names.