Russia Vows Full Cooperation in WADA Probe of Sochi Olympic Doping Claims

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An employee working in the laboratory of the anti-doping center accredited by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), in Moscow - Sputnik International
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Russia's National Olympic Committee said Tuesday it will fully cooperate with an objective probe by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) into new doping allegations against Russian athletes.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — WADA said earlier on Tuesday it would move forward with the inquiry into new allegations of Russian doping during the 2014 Sochi Olympics and publish its results in due course.

"Russia's Olympic Committee, fully supporting efforts by the International Olympic Committee in fight against doping with zero-tolerance and in defense of rights of 'clean athletes,' is ready to provide full assistance in an objective probe by WADA into allegations over the work of the drug testing laboratory at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics," the committee said in a statement.

Last Thursday, US media reported, citing then-director of the Russia-based antidoping laboratory Grigory Rodchenkov, that dozens of Russian athletes at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, including at least 15 medal winners and the entire women’s hockey team, had been using doping throughout the event.

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