The end of McLaren investigation against Russian athletes: no offenders found

13.09.2017, USA.

The investigation against 95 Russian athletes mentioned in the McLaren report was discontinued. This decision was made by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), R-Sport news agency reported on September 13.

Earlier, Richard McLaren, the head of an independent WADA commission, presented two parts of the report to the anti-doping agency, in which he accused Russian athletes of braking anti-doping rules.

According to Stanislav Pozdnyakov, the First Vice-President of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC), the fact that none of Russian athletes mentioned in the McLaren report was found guilty and disqualified means that the information provided in the report is incomplete or unreliable.

Earlier, in February 2017, Director General of the International Olympic Committee Christophe De Kepper stated that WADA acknowledged that in the presented report in many cases the provided evidence that proves Russian athletes’ guilt in breaking anti-doping rules may not be sufficient. The lack of sufficient evidence against Russian athletes was announced by International Canoe Federation in March, and in June the investigation against 27 Russian fencers was discontinued.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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One thought on “The end of McLaren investigation against Russian athletes: no offenders found

  1. My McClaren should be charged with crimes, as he helped to destroy the dreams of so many athletes, let alone brought disrepute to the Olympic movement for little other than personal gain. Despicable, the whole sorry business.

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