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WADA chief cites underworld influence

Updated: March 16, 2011, 3:48 PM ET
Associated Press

TWICKENHAM, England -- The criminal underworld controls "a significant proportion" of world sport, including the distribution of doping substances and attempted bribery of drug-testing labs, an anti-doping leader said Wednesday.

World Anti-Doping Agency director general David Howman said the integrity of sports is under threat because of the "increasing encroachment" of organized crime gangs involved in steroid trafficking, match-fixing, money-laundering and other corruption.

"They ...

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