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Interpol says to coordinate global athletics corruption probe

[PARIS] The global police body Interpol said on Monday that it would be coordinating a global investigation into suspected corruption and doping involving athletes and athletics officials.

Interpol, based in Lyon, France, announced the news at the same time as a team of investigators for the World Anti-Doping Agency recommended disciplinary action against the Russian athletics federation and other measures to clean up the sport.

"The announcement follows today's publication of a report by an Independent Commission established by the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) investigating a number of individuals, including former officials of the International Association of Athletics Federations (Iaaf)," an Interpol statement said.