Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : November 26th 2015 Contents LAUSANNE---Summer sports federations have set
up a task force to study their anti-doping programs
as Olympic officials consider turning over all drug-
testing to an independent body.
The Association of Summer Olympic International
Federations said the task force will be headed by
archery federation president Ugur Erdener, who also
chairs the IOC s medical commission.
The panel will study "the current anti-doping
activities and related expenditure" of the 28 federations
that take part in the Summer Games.
"The results are expected to deliver valuable input
to the ongoing discussions about the potential creation
of an independent body for testing," ASOIF said in
a statement. Olympic leaders agreed last month that
drug-testing should be taken out of the hands of
sports organizations to ensure more credibility. IOC
President Thomas Bach proposed last week that test-
ing be turned over to an independent unit within
the World Anti-Doping Agency. WADA leaders agreed
to study the idea, but said they will need more funding
to be able to take on the new role. Bach also rec-
ommended that all doping sanctions be handed down
by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, rather than by
individual sports bodies.
The ASOIF council also set up a task force to look
into the how the federations are governed. The move
comes amid corruption crises that have rocked FIFA
and the IAAF. "Our governance task force will make
sure that words will be followed by concrete, trans-
parent and measurable action," ASOIF President
Francesco Ricci Bitti said. (AP)
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RIO DE JANEIRO---A government watchdog said
yesterday that "flaws" in Brazil s border security
are a "big concern" heading toward next year s
Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Augusto Nardes, a government auditor, told a news
conference organised by Brazil s Justice Ministry that
police and military need better ways to control the
country s 17,000 kilometer-long (10,500-mile) border,
which touches 10 countries and runs through remote
areas of the Amazon jungle.
"We are aware that we have seven months to
correct (the problem)," Nardes said, speaking at a
news conference with security issues for the Olympics
on the rise following the deadly attacks almost two
weeks ago in Paris.
However, Public Security Secretary Regina Miki
dismissed those concerns.
Miki said Brazil s policing was also questioned
before the World Cup in 2014, when thousands of
police and soldiers were deployed to keep order.
"The Olympics in Rio will be held in total security,"
Andrei Rodrigues, a former bodyguard for President
Dilma Rousseff and since 2013 managing Brazil s
security for special events, said the Paris attacks did
not change Olympic security planning.
"Brazil is now a reference in big events, we have
know-how," he said.
However, independent security consultant Paulo
"Brazil s public security plan for the Olympics is
a total improvisation," he said. "There are no deadlines
for things to happen. It is hard to know who is respon-
sible for what."
Rio s top state security official, Jose Mariano Bel-
trame, said last week that preventing terrorism has
"always been the No 1 priority" in Olympic planning,
even though Brazil does not have a history of attacks.
Beltrame said there would be 60,000-65,000
police on the streets during the August 5-21 Olympics,
with a contingency force of another 15,000 troops
awaiting deployment in case of an emergency.
Several months ago Beltrame said an extra 30,000
might be needed to provide "ideal" security. (AP)
Brazil auditor worried
by border security for
Summer Olympic federations
set up anti-doping task force
MONACO---Sebastian Coe s first few
months as president of track and
field s governing body could hardly
have been any rougher.
The former two-time Olympic 1,500-
meter champion is battling suggestions
that his long-standing ties to Nike Inc
are no longer appropriate and pose a
possible conflict of interest now that
he is overseeing the sport.
The arrest in France on corruption
charges of Coe s predecessor, Lamine
Diack, and the exposure of systematic
doping and cover-ups in Russia have
eroded trust in the sport and its lead-
ership and forced Coe and the Inter-
national Association of Athletics Fed-
erations onto the defensive.
A meeting today of the IAAF council,
followed by a potentially tense news
conference, will offer Coe a chance to
defend himself and to address, if not
extinguish, the many fires facing the
sport with nine months to go until the
Olympics in Rio de Janeiro next August.
The meeting in Monaco is expected
to flesh out an anti-doping roadmap
that Russia will have to follow to be
allowed back into international com-
petition. The IAAF council voted 22-
1 on November 13 to suspend Russia,
barring its track athletes from inter-
national competition, including the
Olympics, after a damning report from
a World Anti-Doping Agency commis-
sion detained allegedly state-backed
doping and cover-ups in Russia.
Coe s paid advisory role for Nike is
not on the meeting agenda and the
IAAF says it "has never been seen, nor
is it seen, as a matter of ethical con-
cern." Still, he will almost surely face
questions on the issue at his news con-
Coe may also be grilled about
whether he lobbied for the Oregon city
of Eugene to host the 2021 world cham-
pionships. Nike s headquarters are out-
side Portland, about 100 miles (160
kms) from Eugene.
Coe insisted he "did not lobby any-
one" on Eugene s behalf. But the
Swedish city of Gothenburg, which was
also vying for the 2021 worlds, wants
the process to be investigated. Eugene
was awarded the championships, the
first in the US, without an open bidding
The BBC also reported Tuesday that
British taxpayers funded part of Coe s
IAAF presidential campaign.
UK Sport, a government-funded
public body which also receives cash
from Britain s National Lottery, con-
tributed 63,000 pounds ($95,000) to
British public relations company Vero
Communications for its work on Coe s
Coe said on the IAAF website that
the other "two thirds of the campaign
was privately funded."
Coe beat Ukrainian pole vault great
Sergei Bubka in the presidential election
in Beijing, succeeding Diack.
UK Sport defended paying Vero
Communications for Coe s campaign,
saying it helps to ensure Britain "is in
an influential position to drive good
governance, leadership and develop-
ment in international sport."
For Russian track and field athletes
to compete again, their federation---
ARAF---must jump through numerous
hoops and demonstrate that it has per-
manently dismantled the "deeply rooted
culture of cheating" that WADA s com-
The IAAF said Russia must ban ath-
letes, doctors, coaches and others who
doped or were complicit in it and
implement other reforms, including
steps to encourage whistleblowing.
The Monaco meeting is expected to
focus in more detail on the steps Russia
will have to fulfill to be welcomed back.
Exactly how long that might take isn t
"There cannot be any timeframe for
ARAF s return until we are assured all
criteria have been fully met and will
continue to be met forever," Coe said.
Sebastian Coe faces difficult
questions at IAAF meeting
Coe's paid advisory role for Nike is not
on the meeting agenda and the IAAF
says it "has never been seen, nor is it
seen, as a matter of ethical concern."
Still, he will almost surely face
questions on the issue at his news
Coe may also be grilled about whether
he lobbied for the Oregon city of
Eugene to host the 2021 world
championships. Nike's headquarters
are outside Portland, about 100 miles
(160 kms) from Eugene.
Coe insisted he "did not lobby anyone"
on Eugene's behalf. But the Swedish
city of Gothenburg, which was also
vying for the 2021 worlds, wants the
process to be investigated. Eugene
was awarded the championships, the
first in the US, without an open
Sebastian Coe...IAAF President.
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