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  • U.S. Olympic Committee Statement Regarding Rule 45 Arbitration


    The following is attributable to USOC CEO Scott Blackmun:

    "On behalf of the U.S. Olympic Committee, I'd like to thank the IOC for their willingness to participate in this process. This proceeding was handled with respect and professionalism from the outset as both parties sought clarity on the rule. Like the IOC, we are in full support of clean competition and stringent anti-doping penalties. This decision does not diminish our commitment to the fight against doping, but rather ensures that athletes and National Olympic Committees have certainty as they prepare for London."

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