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International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach listens to a reporter's question during a news conference at the office of the PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013. Bach is on a two-day trip on the last leg of his four-city Asian tour. South Korea's eastern city PyeongChang is the host city for the 2018 Winter Olympics. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

LONDON (AP) -- IOC President Thomas Bach says the Olympic body is putting up $10 million to develop new anti-doping tests and methods.

Bach says the International Olympic Committee is also asking governments to contribute the same amount to the anti-doping fight.

The new president says the IOC is also setting up a $10-million fund to protect athletes from ''any kind of manipulation or related corruption.''

The IOC will sign an agreement with Interpol in early 2014 and set up a monitoring system to guard against illegal and irregular betting in the Olympics.

The decisions were announced Saturday following a four-day ''brainstorming session'' of the IOC executive board in the Swiss resort of Montreux.

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