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FACTBOX: New WADA chairman John Fahey

(Reuters) - Factbox on former Australian Finance Minister John Fahey, who was elected chairman of the World Anti-Doping Agency on Saturday.

Here are some facts on Fahey:

- Born on Jan 10, 1945 in New Zealand, he became a naturalized Australian in 1973.

- A former premier of New South Wales, Fahey rose to Minister of Finance between 1996-2001 under Prime Minister John Howard. He resigned due to health reasons.

- Fahey gained international prominence in 1994 when he helped tackle an attacker -- armed with what turned out to be a starting pistol -- who raced towards Britain’s Prince Charles in Sydney in 1994

- While he has no real experience in sports management, he led the successful bid for the Sydney 2000 Games

Writing by Karolos Grohmann, editing by Pritha Sarkar