Russian athletes before the Olympic games 2018 in Pyeongchang will be tested for doping more thoroughly than representatives of other countries. This was stated by Director General of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Christophe de Kepper, quoted by the press service of the organization.
“The IOC supports the World anti-doping Agency (WADA) on the issue of restoration of confidence in the Russian anti-doping authorities. However, the Games in 2018 every Russian athlete will pass the doping test with more stringent criteria than athletes from other countries,” said de Kepper.
Earlier on Saturday, the IOC Director General said that 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.