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MOSCOW, July 25. /TASS/. The Executive Board of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) approved on Monday the establishment of a public anti-doping commission, ROC President Alexander Zhukov told journalists.
The commission will be headed by Vitaly Smirnov, an honorary member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), according to Zhukov.
The decision came after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced last Friday that the ROC could set up an independent public commission on the issues of fight against the abuse of performance enhancing drugs.