The head of the German Olympic Committee has called on Jan Ullrich to become more active in the current doping scandal. "Tell the truth, have a DNA test made and tell us everything!" Thomas Bach said in an interview with Sport Bild. "It would be liberating for him, and for the sport it would be a step towards winning back its believability."
Bach, who is also vice president of the International Olympic Committee, also said, "We are suggesting lots of very strict laws against the background men in doping. They are the root of the evil. But we must also move against the athletes...In that case, it is better for the sport, with its system of punishment, to deal with that than the state."
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