At its four-day brainstorming seminar in Montreux, Switzerland, the Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee decided to fund new research into anti-doping, in particular into new techniques for the detection of prohibited substances and methods, with an initial budget of $10 million.
In another move, some of the hopeful new sports beaten by Wrestling in voting at the EB in May 2013 (Sport Climbing, Roller Sports Skateboarding and Wushu) will be showcased at the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games in 2014.
With regards to more broadcasting of Wrestling on TV, the IOC took a first step toward possible creation of an Olympic TV channel, commissioning a feasibility study by the Olympic Broadcasting Services.
The aim would be to broadcast Olympic sports during the years between the games, giving lower-profile sports such as Wrestling the chance to promote themselves and reach a wider audience.
The IOC is also to create a $10m fund to combat manipulation of match results through betting. The IOC will sign a memorandum of understanding with Interpol at the beginning of 2014.
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