NEW YORK – "If transparency is an issue, we would welcome any investigation from the only authorized body to investigate — the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)," the IAAF's anti-doping manager, Thomas Capdevielle, told CNN.

"If they refer the matter to an independent commission, we are happy to welcome them to (our headquarters in) Monaco, open our files one by one and show that for every suspicious blood sample, there was an appropriate followup done.I can confirm there was no coverup from the IAAF." Informs CNN website.

"I have spent 10 years of my life, on a daily basis, investing in the fight against doping. Considering the work we've done and the pioneering role we've had, we can't accept claims that we've collected data and done nothing about it. The best way to cover up doping is to ignore it and be in denial about it. We've done the contrary," added Capdevielle.

He also outlined the scale of the task when explaining that the recent allegations only concern blood samples, while the IAAF is also chasing steroid and human growth hormone abuse.


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