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It does actually remove the apparent conflict that one body is doing two things. I think it could well be helpful.
If we did it, we would immediately be in court, we'd lose the case and that does not make any sense at all.
The situation as WADA sees it is very clear, we do not have that authority. All we can do is declare somebody non-compliant with the code and it is up to our stakeholders to take advice.
It won't be conflicting in any way because whatever the IAAF do will come under the overall heading of the world anti-doping code and WADA regulations. I think the best comparable example is that of the UCI, who have separated their promotion and development area… from its sanctioning body.
I don't blame media for doing what they do; we have to react to it and I think we have reacted to it pretty sensibly, particularly in the creation of an independent commission to look at it. I think it will settle down. Frequently before any championship, there is a sort of seething hotbed of discussion and rumour and then the sport starts. I think it might well be that tomorrow morning's marathon will be quite wonderful.
It's been a little bit of a firestorm; I think the World Anti-Doping Agency has been pretty clear in its views that the allegations were based on data that was questionable from a scientific and a legal point of view. Our scientists and experts have already started working down in Monaco and we await the results of those investigations with interest.
They chose certainty in Beijing. But I don't think anybody would have believed that the result would have been that close.
The progress we make will be reflected in the quality of the top athletes in the Olympic Games and other big events.
It (the construction works) is hugely impressive. And the most important thing that any organising committee can do is to make sure that what is used to build the facilities will be environmentally-friendly, because that is probably more important that anything else. And the facilities are absolutely outstanding.