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LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- In a show of unity after sharp divisions caused by the Russian doping scandal, Olympic leaders gave the World Anti-Doping Agency increased powers Saturday to lead the fight against drug cheats and pushed ahead with plans for a separate independent body to carry out global drug-testing. Jhonny Peralta Cardinals Jersey .A summit of top global sports officials backed WADA to continue to oversee worldwide anti-doping efforts, upholding the agencys central role following months of strained relations caused by its call to ban Russia from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics over state-sponsored cheating.The leaders called for WADA to lead a more robust, more efficient, more transparent, and more harmonized anti-doping system, and promised more funding for the cash-strapped agency if it enacts reforms.This is a clear commitment by the entire Olympic movement to an independent and harmonized worldwide fight by a stronger anti-doping agency, IOC President Thomas Bach said in a conference call after the closed-door, four-hour meeting at a Lausanne hotel.The summit also supported previously announced plans for the Court of Arbitration for Sport to take over the role of imposing sanctions on doping cheats, removing the responsibility from sports federations in order to make the system more independent. CAS handled doping sanctions during the Rio Games for the first time.But the over-arching thrust of the meeting was to give support to a reinforced WADA, which was set up by the IOC in 1999. The leaders said WADA would hold the regulatory role in the worldwide anti-doping fight.Im very happy with it, WADA President Craig Reedie said after the meeting. We now have a clear set of principles established by the IOC. We are to be given substantial additional authority and substantial additional powers. I am perfectly happy with that.The meeting came following a spate of public attacks on WADA by several IOC members, who believed the agency was slow to respond to doping in Russia and then overstepped its remit by pushing for the countrys exclusion from the Rio Games.The IOC rejected WADAs recommendation -- which followed a report by investigator Richard McLaren that detailed systematic doping and cover-ups -- and let international sports federations decide which individual Russian athletes could compete in Rio.A three-page statement issued after the summit made no mention of Russia or the scandal.Bach, however, said giving WADA more authority over national anti-doping agencies could help prevent further cases of non-compliance, citing Russia and Kenya specifically.The summit also supported the plan, first announced a year ago, for creation of a new anti-doping testing body within the framework of WADA, that would also have intelligence gathering and investigative powers. The intention is to have the body operating in time for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.It is quite a complex area, Reedie said. Theres questions of who will use it and questions of finance.WADA was asked to discuss the proposals at board meetings on Nov. 19-20 in Glasgow, Scotland.The summit also called for strengthening WADAs governance structure, and approval of a policy to encourage and protect whistleblowers.Russian runner Yulia Stepanova and her husband helped expose the widespread doping in their homeland, and are living in hiding in the United States. The IOC rejected Stepanovas bid to run as an independent athlete in Rio.Still to be determined is who has the power to sanction countries for non-compliance with WADAs rules, an issue brought to light by the Russian crisis. Bach said the issue was not discussed in detail at the summit because governments also need to be involved, again citing Russia.The general rule is that you do not want to see the prosecutor also being the judge, Bach said, indicating that WADA should not be handling both roles.Reedie said he believed WADA would have the power to sanction federations and national anti-doping bodies.I hope so, he said. We have been given powers on compliance. We are going to produce a whole range of potential sanctions for different degrees of non-compliance. That is in our hands and we will do that.If we are granted these powers ... I can assure you they will be used properly and well.Bach reiterated that the IOC has two commissions looking into the Russian case, including one dealing with possible sanctions resulting from alleged manipulation of Russian doping samples during the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi.Bach said the IOC would not rely on McLarens report on its own, saying the Canadian had not given the Russians the chance to respond.You have to give a fair hearing to everybody, Bach, a German lawyer, said. You have to make the difference between the prosecutor and the judge in order to have a legally sustainable and judicial procedure.The summit also pledged to offer increased funding to WADA, which has an annual budget of about $30 million. The budget is covered 50-50 by contributions from the Olympic movement and national governments.The increase in financing depends on the implementation of the reforms by WADA, and is based on the results provided by WADA after the review of the anti-doping system, the IOC statement said.---Wilson reported from London. Willie McGee Jersey . Two pressure cooker bombs exploded near the finish line of the April 15 race in an area packed with fans cheering the passing runners. Three people were killed and more than 260 injured, including at least 16 who lost limbs. Red Schoendienst Cardinals Jersey . Philadelphia is 2-0 against the Senators this season and scored five goals in each victory. The Flyers recorded a 5-0 win in Ottawa on Nov. 12 and then earned a 5-2 home decision on Nov. 19. The Flyers have claimed three straight and four of the last five encounters with the Sens overall and Philly has won two in a row and three of its past four tests in Canadas capital city.http://www.baseballcardinalsauthority.com/Mike-Shannon-Jersey/ . The showiest items on Calgarys lot were forwards Mike Cammalleri and Lee Stempniak. Both will be unrestricted free agents this summer. PHILADELPHIA -- Julio Teheran made his major league debut at Citizens Bank Park in 2011. He likes coming to Philadelphia, and it shows.Teheran pitched six sharp innings, Matt Kemp homered and the Atlanta Braves beat the Phillies 2-0 on Sunday for their sixth consecutive win.Teheran (5-9) allowed five hits and struck out seven while lowering his ERA to 3.01. The right-hander improved to 5-1 with a 1.55 ERA in six career starts in Philly.Everything is coming together, Teheran said. I feel really good. The last two innings I really battled, but I made pitches.Teheran cruised through the first four innings, and then wriggled out of bases-loaded jams in the fifth and sixth. Maikel Franco grounded out for the final out of the fifth and Peter Bourjos lined to right on Teherans final pitch.He was really good, Braves manager Brian Snitker said. That last inning he battled his butt off. Hes healthy now and his velocity is back up. Hes back where he needs to be.Jim Johnson worked the ninth for his 15th save, finishing a five-hitter.Kemp, who was acquired in a July 30 trade with San Diego, hit a leadoff drive in the second for his 28th homer. Freddie Freeman added another leadoff drive in the eighth for his 29th of the year.We got off to a really bad start this season, but Brian made us keep a low profile and everything is now going well, Freeman said. Matt has been a big contributor, too. He got us going today.Philadelphia dropped its sixth consecutive game, wasting another solid start by Jake Thompson (1-5). The rookie right-hander allowed four hits, struck out six and walked four in seven innings.This was a miserable homestand and theres not much good to talk about, Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said. However, it was very good to see Thompson pitch the way he did. It was great to see.Chris Withrow and Ian Krol each pitched a hitless inning before Johnson struck out the side, hhelping the Braves match their longest winning streak of the season. Matt Adams Cardinals Jersey. Like Teheran, Thompson got into a couple of jams but also pitched out of them, getting Nick Markakis to ground into a double play to escape a bases-loaded situation in the sixth and retiring Adonis Garcia on a grounder to third with the bases loaded in the seventh.The loss for the Phillies marked only the fourth time in franchise history that they dropped every game of a homestand of six games or longer. They also did it earlier this season. The other two times were in 1883 and 1964.SURGINGAtlanta center fielder Ender Inciarte extended his hitting streak to 15 games with a single in the sixth inning. ... Freeman extended his hitting streak to 11 games with a double in the fourth inning. He has reached safely in 27 straight for the longest active streak in the majors. The double was the 200th of his career.PUNCHLESS PHILLIESThe Phillies were shut out for the eighth time this season. They have scored the fewest runs in the majors this season (500) and only scored 11 runs in the six-game home stand.REINFORCEMENTS COMINGAfter shutting down Vince Velazquez following his start Saturday because he reached his innings limit, Phillies general manager Matt Klentak said Alec Asher likely would be recalled to take his place in the rotation. Klentak said he expected about a half-dozen more players to be recalled once the minor league playoff season ends.UP NEXTBraves: RHP Ryan Weber (1-0, 5.24 ERA) opposes Nationals RHP Max Scherzer (15-7, 2.89 ERA) in the opener of a three-game series in Washington on Monday afternoon.Phillies: RHP Jerad Eickhoff (9-13, 3.90 ERA) faces Marlins RHP Jake Esch (0-0, 4.15 ERA) in the first game of a three-game series in Miami on Monday afternoon. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '



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