In July 2016, a WADA commission led by McLaren presented a report based on the investigation results, in which Russia was accused of running a state-wide doping program, urging the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to consider a blanket ban on the entire Russian team.
The second part of the report was released on December 9, 2016. The report claimed that more than 1,000 Russian athletes were involved in doping manipulations or benefitted from them. The names of the athletes were not disclosed.
Former Chief of the Russian Anti-Doping Center and the primary source used by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in its investigation against Russian athletes recorded his nervous breakdown, where he admits to seeking money instead of clean sports and promises further attacks against Russian athletes.
Russia firmly denies the allegations on enabling the use of doping by the country's athletes, but will cooperate with the international organizations in fighting it, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday.
Russia agrees with the balanced statement of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) made over the second part of the report of Canadian sports law professor Richard McLaren on doping manipulations in Russian sport, Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko said Wednesday.
Russia's deputy prime minister said the country will abide by the International Olympic Committee's decision to retest the doping test samples of Russian athletes from the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.
The World Anti-Doping Agency is an "evil organization", which is trusted implicitly without presenting any arguments, Valentin Balakhnichev, the former president of All-Russia Athletic Federation (ARAF), said Friday.
Russia needs active representatives in the international organizations to promote the state's interests related to the sports sphere, Russian Independent Anti-Doping Commission chief Vitaly Smirnov said Friday.
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) did not show how containers for storing and transporting athletes’ doping tests could have been unsealed, First Deputy Chairman of the Russian Parliament's International Affairs Committee Svetlana Zhurova told Sputnik on Friday.
All 63 re-analyzed blood samples from Russian athletes who participated in 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics were clean, the International Olympic Committee said.
The World Anti-Doping Agency will shortly provide the International Olympic Committee, the International Paralympic Committee and other organizations with findings of the report by the WADA commission headed by Richard McLaren on alleged Russian doping abuse published on Friday, the agency said in a statement.
The second part of the report of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) independent commission headed by Richard McLaren contains no new names of Russian athletes.
In an interview with Sputnik, world champion and silver medalist of the Olympic Games in track and field athletics, Olga Bogoslovskaya, commented on the issue.
The second part of the report on the alleged doping abuse in Russia was released by the World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) commission led by Canadian law professor Richard McLaren.