Sporting Digest: Olympic Games

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The Independent Online
The International Olympic Committee vice-president, Dick Pound, is to head the new international anti-doping agency which will be formally inaugurated tomorow. "I'm prepared to do it for a year or so to get it up and running," said Pound, who added that the $25million (pounds 16m) contribution of the IOC to the new body, created at the International Doping Conference in February, proved their determination to purge the sport of drug taking.

Immigration officers have smashed an immigration scam in Thailand that would have brought hundreds of Chinese people to Australia illegally. An immigration department publication said a man had been arrested in Bangkok after allegedly trying to recruit Chinese nationals to work for the Sydney Olympics promising an annual salary of up to Aus$35,000 (pounds 14,375).