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    Everyone engaged in sport needs to ensure that all possible measures are taken for the sport to be fair and honest, UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) Chief Executive Nicole Sapstead said on Friday, commenting on the release of the second part of Richard McLaren’s report on Russian doping.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, the final 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.

    "Today’s report from Richard McLaren is hugely significant for sport and those who fight to keep it clean. Everyone engaged in sport needs to ensure that the right processes, sanctions and safeguards are in place to protect everyone’s right to clean, fair and honest sport," Sapstead said in a statement published at the UKAD website.

    She stressed that WADA and the national anti-doping organizations should be given the powers and resources to carry out investigations.

    "In a landscape where anti-doping is woefully underfunded, more money needs to be found to support investigations. The sports, many of which receive considerable income from commercial activities, need to step-up and help anti-doping organisations," she said.

    In July, a WADA commission led by Canadian law professor Richard McLaren presented a report based on the investigation results, in which Russia was accused of running a state-wide doping program.

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