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1ST LEAD Bach wants anti-doping overhauled as Pound calls for extra session By John Bagratuni, dpa

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Rio de Janeiro (dpa) - Canadian International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Dick Pound on Tuesday called for a extraordinary IOC Session on doping as IOC president Thomas Bach seeks a full overhaul of anti-doping measures in the wake of the Russia crisis.

The former president of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) president Pound was also critical of a proposal by Bach to have the 86 members present at the 129th IOC Session vote on the decisions by an Olympic Summit in June and the IOC executive board in June.

"If all you are looking for is recognition that‘s fine. But we need to do a lot more to show we do more about fair play and clean competition," he said.

"We need full dialogue with members. If you want the sterile reading of reports you don‘t need a session ... If we want to be the thought leader and moral force of sport we have to do that among ourselves,"

Monaco‘s Prince Albert and French IOC member Guy Drut also mentioned an extra session in an extraordinary debate by IOC standards over some two hours with dozens of members expressed their views after the opening speech by Bach.

"We must meet again to review all of this and take the appropriate measures. The IOC alone or with other bodies," Prince Albert said.

Bach wants anti-doping overhauled over the Russian crisis in which a recent report by WADA investigator Richard McLaren spoke of widespread and state-sponsored doping in the country.

The IOC stopped short of imposing a blanket ban on Russia, and apart from seeking the support of members Bach said that "we need a full review of WADA‘s anti-doping system. The IOC calls for a more robust and efficient anti-doping system.

"We need and want WADA as the independent leader. We need through WADA the cooperation with the world governments. We want WADA to be more efficient," the IOC boss added.

Most IOC members endorsed Bach and the decisions, and only one member then did not vote in favour of Bach and the decisions.

Israel‘s IOC member Alex Gilady raised the question why WADA hadn‘t taken action when approached for the first time by whistleblowers a few years ago.

"It‘s not the reputation of the IOC but that of WADA that has to be restored," he said.

Russian Olympic Committee president Alexander Zhukov said the Russian case highlighted "the shortcomings of the current anti-doping system" and said WADA also failed in its handling of the meldonium issue.

Zhukov also spoke of "interference of politics in sport" after politicians in some countries had joined athletes, anti-doping agencies and western media in calling for a full ban.

Bach had earlier defended the July 24 decision of the executive board to allow Russian athletes to the Rio Games which open on Friday.

"It was called by some the nuclear option and clean athletes were the collateral damage. This comparison is completely out of proportion. The result is death and destruction, that is not what the Olympic Movement stands for. The Olympic movement stands for life and the construction of a better future," he said.

Bach added "this can become a moment of katharsis in the fight against doping" and new athletes committee chair Angela Ruggiero of "a pivotal moment" for the Olympic Movement.

While supporting the IOC measures in general and calling for reform of the anti-doping system, some IOC meanwhile criticised the exclusion of Russian whistleblower Yulia Stepanova as a wrong signal.

"I hope the (Olympic) charter would allow to make exceptions under certain circomstances. It would be in the best interest of all concerned, especially for those who had the courage to speak out," St Lucia‘s Richard Peterkin said.

Britain‘s Adam Pengilly said: "Unfortunately the decision to exclude Stepanova does harm the fight against doping."

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