The report also said that a Moscow laboratory protected Russian athletes during the winter games, which led to renewed calls for Russia to be banned from the 2016 Rio Games. McLaren said tainted urine samples were swapped for clean ones at the laboratory and the Russian Ministry of Sport oversaw the manipulation through a state-directed system.
“An institutional conspiracy existed across summer and winter sports athletes who participated with Russian officials within the Ministry of Sport and its infrastructure… for the purposes of manipulating doping controls,” the opening paragraph of the second report reads. “The summer and winter sports athletes were not acting individually but within an organised infrastructure.”
Following the first report, Putin said in a statement that there was “no place for doping in sport” and that the officials named in the report would be suspended. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev also suspended Deputy Sports Minister Nagornykh, Reuters reported at the time.