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Interpol to help IOC with security, doping, match fixing

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The Canadian Press
1/30/2014 9:56:27 AM
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PARIS -- Interpol says it will help Olympic organizers with security and in cracking down on doping and match-fixing.

The international police agency says in a statement Thursday that it signed a deal with the International Olympic Committee to co-operate on security. The deal does not specifically target the Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, which start next week.

Interpol, based in Lyon, France, acts like a clearinghouse for information from national police forces around the world.

The deal with the IOC says it will focus on identifying potential doping and match-fixing and attempted corruption of officials and players.

The IOC is putting up $20 million to fight doping and match-fixing -- considered the two biggest threats to the credibility of the Olympics.

Bolshoy Ice Dome (Photo: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

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