Speaking to European leaders, the president of the International Olympic Committee said Wednesday that sport needs government help in the fight against doping.
IOC President Thomas Bach made his request during a speech to the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France.
“The cooperation between the governments and the Olympic movement is vital,” Bach said.
His appearance before the council comes just months after a World Anti-Doping Agency investigation found evidence that the Russian government was involved in systemic doping of athletes from that country.
A large portion of Russia’s team was excluded from the recent 2016 Summer Games in Rio de...