Officials at The World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) said it was "very alarmed" by the latest claims which would "shake the foundation" of clean athletes across the globe.
Wada is very disturbed by these new allegations that have been raised by ARD; which will, once again, shake the foundation of clean athletes worldwide.
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Retired British sprinter Roger Black has spoken out in favour of new anti-doping rules after he suffered a defeat at the hands of drug cheats.
The double World Championship gold medallist explained to Daybreak how American sprinters robbed him and his teammates of "the moment" of victory.
"What they took away was the moment. We never experienced the moment. The moment where you're standing on the rostrum with three other teammates and celebrating to be the best in the world."
The new system of testing for doping in sport will have an "extremely deterrent" effect, world football body Fifa's chief medical officer has said.
Professor Jiri Dvorak said testers would now be able to freeze blood and urine samples so that scientists can re-test them later on, potentially using newer technologies to detect performance-enhancing drugs.
"There is a strong evidence that if you re-analyse the samples from past years that new methods would find them, this is an extremely deterrent method," he said.
"Most of the international federations decided to freeze the samples for a number of years.
Footballers at this summer's World Cup will be among the first athletes to face a new testing system designed to weed out doping in sport.
Under the new regime athletes will have blood and urine samples compared over time to create a 'biological passport' that tracks changes in their body over time.
Major sports federations, medics and doping experts agreed to the new system, which they hope will combat increasingly sophisticated doping techniques.
Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell has issued a statement calling his 18-month ban for taking a banned substance 'patently unjust'.
Powell, 31, said he had unknowingly taken oxilofrine when he was using a legal supplement called Epiphany D1.
He added that his team had contacted doping authorities to point out that oxilofrine was not listed as an ingredient for Epiphany D1.
The former world record holder also questioned the severity of his punishment, claiming it was "clearly not based on the offense nor the facts surrounding it".
Powell's team is now preparing to take his case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Switzerland.
Dr Eufemiano Fuentes has received a one year suspended prison term after being found guilty of blood doping services to cyclists.
The doping doctor was also banned from practicing for four years and will pay a fine of €15 per day for the next 10 months.