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Italians Agree to Intensify Doping Battle
ROME (AP) -- Italian cycling and Olympic officials have promised to renew their fight against doping after the country's anti-doping prosecutor suggested all cyclists use drugs.

In his first interview in two years, prosecutor Ettore Torri told The Associated Press on Tuesday that legalizing doping would be a possible solution if that didn't harm the health of cyclists. He said anti-doping authorities prosecute only a small percentage of offenders.

The Italian Olympic Committee reached an agreement Thursday whereby Torri will meet with national cycling federation prosecutor Gianluca Santilli to ``intensify'' their collaboration and ``improve efforts to fight the doping phenomenon.''

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