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Olympics: IOC rejects complaints over 'late night' dope tests

Published on Feb 14, 2014 12:24 AM

SOCHI (AFP) - The International Olympic Committee on Thursday swatted away complaints that doping tests were being carried out inconveniently late and hurting athletes' preparations.

Austria's Olympic Committee had complained to the IOC after its ski star Elisabeth Goergl had to undergo a doping test at 10.55 pm on Tuesday night, the day before she competed in the downhill.

But IOC spokesman Mark Adams said there was a fixed window for carrying out tests and the test on Goergl had been carried out in line with standard practice.

"I am obviously aware of that matter, it was raised with our medical experts," he said.

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