22:41 GMT16 June 2021
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    The Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) disagrees with the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) stance that a ban on clean Russian athletes is an unpleasant consequence of anti-doping, the ROC said in a statement Tuesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The ROC said WADA’s Independent Person Report released by investigator Richard McLaren on Monday was "so serious as to require a full investigation with the participation of all parties involved."

    It said it was willing to provide full assistance to any international organization involved in the probe as an adherent to anti-doping efforts.

    "However, we fundamentally disagree with Mr. McClaren’s opinion that a possible dismissal of hundreds of clean Russian athletes from participating in the Olympic Games is an admissible ‘unpleasant consequence’ of the charges set forth in the commission’s report," the ROC stressed.

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