Olympic leaders agree on independent drug-testing system

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) Olympic leaders have agreed to make drug-testing independent of sports organizations and are asking the World Anti-Doping Agency to take over responsibility for testing on a global level.

Doping was a top item on the agenda Saturday when IOC President Thomas Bach convened an Olympic summit of international sports leaders in Lausanne.

The IOC says in a statement that the group ”decided to make anti-doping testing independent from sports organizations.”

It says the summit ”requested WADA to study taking responsibility for testing as the global center of competence in anti-doping.”

The study will be carried out by a WADA working group that includes Olympic leaders and government representatives.