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IOC Opens Proceedings Against 28 Russian Athletes

© Sputnik / Ramil Sitdikov / Go to the photo bankPresident of the International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach
President of the International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach - Sputnik International
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) opened disciplinary proceedings against 28 Russian athletes, who performed at 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia’s Sochi, the IOC said in press release.

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) – On December 9, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) independent commission headed by Richard McLaren issued the second part of the report on alleged Russian doping abuse, revealing manipulations by athletes in 30 sporting disciplines.

"Following the publication of the completed WADA independent person (ip) report on 9 December 2016, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced today that 28 Russian athletes, who participated in the Olympic Winter Games Sochi 2014 are now subject to a disciplinary procedure … Please note that for legal reasons the IOC cannot currently give more detailed information on the cases. This will follow in due course," the press release said.

IOC to Recheck All Doping Probes of Russian Athletes From 2010, 2012, 2014 Olympics

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) plans to recheck all doping probes of Russian athletes who took part in the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, 2012 London and 2014 Sochi Games, the IOC said in a press release on Friday.

“This is the immediate follow-up to Professor McLaren’s Report. The IOC will go beyond the findings of the IP Report by re-analysing all the samples of all the Russian athletes who participated in the Olympic Winter Games Sochi 2014 as well as all those who participated in the Olympic Games London 2012,” IOC President Thomas Bach said, as quoted in the press release.

"The IOC will also re-analyse all samples from Russian athletes at the Olympic Winter Games Vancouver 2010," the press release added.

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