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Stuttgart to host after getting doping control assurances

Updated: August 2, 2007, 2:49 PM ET
Associated Press

STUTTGART, Germany -- The city of Stuttgart backed off threats to pull out as host of September's world road cycling championships on Thursday after successfully demanding more doping controls.

This was the second time in two weeks the German city decided to keep the championships after a doping-marred Tour de France. The agreement on doping controls came after meetings with the International Cycling Union, German cycling authorities and city, federal and German Olympic committee officials.

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