The world anti-doping Agency (WADA) acknowledged that the report of the independent Commission under the leadership of the canadian lawyer Richard McLaren insufficient evidence of the involvement of the Russians to the anti-doping rule violation. This was stated by Director General of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Christophe de Kepper, quoted by the press service of the IOC.
“At a recent meeting in Lausanne, where he analyzed the report of McLaren, WADA acknowledged that in many cases the evidence against the Russians is not enough to apply sanctions to them. WADA also noted that translations of the texts used in the report was inaccurate and requested more detailed transcripts,” said de Kepper.
The second part of the report, McLaren was published on 9 December 2016. It was reported that about a thousand Russian athletes were involved in the manipulation of doping tests during the 2014 winter Olympics in Sochi, including tampering with doping samples detected at the two Russians, who won four gold medals in the Olympics. In addition, employees of the Moscow anti-doping laboratory was accused of hiding positive tests by adding salt and coffee.
After the release of the second part of the report Russia has lost the right to host the world championship, 2017 bobsleigh and skeleton, which was moved to Germany from Sochi, and the Russian biathlon Union (RBU) decided not to hold this season’s world Cup in Tyumen.