IOC Calls May 21 Meeting To Discuss WADA, Betting

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LONDON (AP) - Olympic leaders will meet on May 21 to discuss the World Anti-Doping Agency's role in fighting performance-enhancing drugs and ways to combat illegal betting and match-fixing.

The meeting at International Olympic Committee headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, was arranged after international sports federations complained of deteriorating relations with WADA.

IOC director general Christophe De Kepper tells The Associated Press the meeting will be attended by 20-25 people, including officials from summer and winter federations, national Olympic committees, athletes and the four IOC vice presidents.

He says the group will discuss "issues of common interest," including WADA, betting, the sports calendar and independence of sports bodies.