22:03 GMT20 June 2021
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    The second part of the report by Canadian sports law professor Richard McLaren on doping use in Russia is unprecedented and strikes at the heart of sport's integrity, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) said in a statement on Friday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, the second part of McLaren report, commissioned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), said that as much as 600 Russian summer athletes and 95 winter athletes were involved in manipulations to conceal positive doping tests.

    "The full findings of the report are unprecedented and astonishing. They strike right at the heart of the integrity and ethics of sport," the statement read.

    IPC stressed it was ready to work closely with the Russian Paralympic Committee to amend its anti-doping system.

    "We wholeheartedly agree with Professor McLaren that the best course of action is to work together to fix the broken and compromised anti-doping system in Russia. The recently appointed IPC Taskforce looks forward to working closely with our member the Russian Paralympic Committee (RPC) to do just that," IPC said.

    In July, WADA urged the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to suspend Russian Paralympic team from the September 7-18 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro following the first part of the McLaren report alleging that Russia had run a state-controlled doping program.

    Moscow has repeatedly denied such allegations, stressing that the report does not include enough reliable evidence.


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