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Schmitt’s office said it "categorically rejects" the allegations made by the weekly magazine HGV.

Schmitt’s thesis is a "supplementary work" and its summa cum laude — with highest praise— grading "speaks for itself," Schmitt’s office said in a statement released to state news wire MTI.

Schmitt, a former Olympic fencing champion, has been a member of the International Olympic Committee since 1983. He has been accused by the magazine of plagiarizing fellow IOC member Nikolay Georgiev, who died in 2005.

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