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MOSCOW, July 24. /TASS/. The Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) will endorse the establishment of an independent anti-doping commission at an extraordinary session of its executive board on Monday, July 25, a well-informed source told TASS on Sunday.
The session will also appoint the commission members.
On Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed to set up a public commission to control doling in sports. Vitaly Smirnov, the honorary member of the International Olympic Committee, agreed to take charge of the new agency.
Smirnov is the Honorary President of the Russian Olympic Committee and an honorary member of the IOC where he has been working for 45 years by now.
He was President of the National Olympic Committee of the USSR in 1990 and 1991 and then President of the Russia's National Olympic Committee from 1992 through 1991.
In 2005, he became a member of the Presidential Council for Promoting Fitness and Sports.