Thomas Bach unfazed by 1970s doping report

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The Independent Online

Thomas Bach believes the revelations of a Government-backed doping programme in West Germany in the 1970s will not hurt his chances of becoming the next president of the International Olympic Committee.

Bach, an IOC vice-president who heads Germany's national Olympic body, said he was behind the study. The report comes less than a month before Bach contests the election to succeed Jacques Rogge as head of the IOC.