IOC pledges 12 mln-pounds for fight against doping, match fixing

London, Dec 15: The International Olympic Committee has said it will provide 12m pounds to fund the fight against doping and match-fixing, according to reports.

According to the BBC, new president Thomas Bach, who was elected in September, said half of the money has been set aside to fund new research into anti-doping.

The other 6m pounds will be used to protect clean athletes from any manipulation or related corruption, the report said.

Speaking after a meeting of the IOC executive board, Bach said that he hopes the IOC members will be ready for change.

Bach wants to investigate whether urine and blood tests are the best way to test for prohibited substances, and whether other methods could be more reliable, the report added. (ANI)