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The protection of clean athletes through the IOC research fund
  1. Richard Budgett,
  2. Lars Engebretsen
  1. Medical and Scientific Department, International Olympic Committee, Lausanne, Switzerland
  1. Correspondence to
    Dr Richard Budgett, Medical and Scientific Department, International Olympic Committee, Lausanne, Switzerland; richard.budgett{at}olympic.org

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The IOC as the leader of the Olympic movement and the sport sector at large is committed to the protection of clean athletes for the sake of the future of sport and for the protection of athletes’ health.

To this end, the IOC has committed US$20 million to research the protection of athletes and fair play, half of which will be used for programmes to combat match fixing and illegal betting and half for research into anti-doping.

WADA, jointly funded by the IOC and governments, has …

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