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IAAF launches stern defence of anti-doping record

Global sporting bodies call for probe into claims of widespread blood doping in track and field

"There are allegations made, no evidence. We want to look into them seriously because to say that in athletics between 2001 and 2012 we did not do a serious job with tests is laughable." - IAAF president Lamine Diack

Kuala Lumpur

THE head of world athletics launched a vigorous defence of the IAAF's anti-doping record on Monday, as global sporting bodies called for a thorough probe into the latest doping allegations to plunge track and field into crisis.

International Association of Athletics