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Thomas Bach backs 'zero tolerance'

Updated: August 6, 2013, 1:13 PM ET
Associated Press

FRANKFURT, Germany -- Thomas Bach believes the revelations of a government-backed doping program in West Germany in the 1970s will not hurt his chances to become the next president of the International Olympic Committee.

Bach, an IOC vice president who heads Germany's national Olympic body, said he was personally behind the study that was published Monday and revealed a culture of doping among West German athletes for decades.

The report, an embarrassment to German sports, comes less ...

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