WADA appoints German to head investigative unit

MONTREAL (AP) A German official who helped investigate doping in Russia has been appointed as the World Anti-Doping Agency's director of intelligence and investigations.

Gunter Younger has been serving as head of the cybercrime division in Bavaria. WADA says he will start his new role in Montreal on Oct. 3.

Younger was a member of the independent WADA commission that uncovered widespread doping in Russian track and field. The panel's report led to Russia's suspension by the IAAF.

Incoming WADA director general Olivier Niggli says Younger's ''rich pedigree in the world of law enforcement will bring tremendous value to clean sport and, as a result, clean athletes worldwide.''

Younger also had previous roles with Europol and Interpol.

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