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WADA President Calling On Japan PM To Increase Funding To Fight Doping

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 25 / 16

World Anti-Doping Agency President Craig Reedie challenged Japan PM Shinzo Abe to "put his money where his mouth is and increase Japan’s funding in the fight against doping," according to Andrew McKirdy of the JAPAN TIMES. Abe met IOC President Thomas Bach earlier this week and "pledged t...

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