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IOC says its winning the war against drug-using cheaters at 2012 Olympics

IOC says its winning the war against drug-using cheaters at 2012 Olympics
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POSTED: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - 7:00am

UPDATED: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - 7:04am

The International Olympic Committee believes it's winning the war against athletes who use illegal drugs.

At a news conference on Tuesday, IOC Communications Director Mark Adams insisted that dopers were not staying one step ahead of inspectors, and that the World Anti-Doping Agency, or WADA, agrees with the IOC.

"We feel and I know that WADA feel that we are catching a lot of people,” stated Adams. “I know that it is a chicken-and-egg situation. If we catch more people, people say that there is more doping around and if we don't catch more people, people will say they are getting away. But WADA and our people and the medical commission feel that we are winning the battle."

Another IOC official said it's addressing worries that the opening ceremony will go over its allotted time because athletes will be taking pictures to upload onto social media.

Gilbert Felli said athletes will not be in a "go slow" mode during the opening ceremony.
 

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