TORONTO, Canada – The WADA Independent Commission’s investigation report published by Richard McLaren on Monday confirmed and elaborated on the allegations of former Moscow Laboratory chief Grigory Rodchenkov that ‘unique’ doping programme running throughout the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games was masterminded by Russian sports ministry with the “active participation and assistance” of the FSB secret service.
The report revealed the system put in place by the Russian State extended far beyond the Sochi Games, including London 2012 and the 2013 World Athletics Championships in Moscow. Inform agencies.
Meanwhile, The IAAF published response to WADA Independent Commission report. “The IAAF will of course seek further information on the 139 cases mentioned in the McLaren report and cross reference it with its own data,” the statement said.
“To the extent that actions have not, or are not, being taken we will obtain the evidence and do any necessary follow up to allow us to take the strongest actions available to us. This includes all information that has been gathered around the 2013 World Championships as we have in storage in Lausanne the samples sent to the IAAF by the Moscow laboratory,” statement contineud.
The IAAF President Sebastian Coe noted that “the institutionalised and systematic doping in Russian athletics is the reason the IAAF suspended, and then upheld the suspension of, RusAF’s membership and consequently the exclusion of their athletes from international competition.”