The world anti-doping Agency (WADA) refused claims 95 to Russian athletes who were featured in a special report by Richard McLaren after the Olympics in Sochi. This is with reference to internal documents of the Agency writes The New York Times. Officially about the termination of the investigation were not reported.
According to the newspaper, the experts of WADA finished the review of cases of 96 athletes, of which only one case was found to be sufficient evidence of doping. The names of the athletes are not called.
In the revision of cases against the Russian athletes experts WADA appealed to the former head of the Moscow anti-doping laboratory Gregory Rodchenkov. “The failure to obtain his testimony are quoted in some cases as the reason for closing the case,” said lawyer Jim Walden Rodchenkova. Thus, according to Walden, no notice of the interrogation, they did not come.
“[Doping] was organized very well. Now, several years later, remains too little evidence,” said WADA Director General Olivier Niggli (eng.lang.).
<cite> The New York Times </cite>
In 2016 a special Commission under the leadership of Richard McLaren published a report in two parts on a large-scale system of doping in Russia. The paper argues that Russian officials were attracted by the FSB to conceal a positive doping tests and gave the athletes a special drug cocktails.
After the report of McLaren’s Russian athletes and Paralympic athletes are banned from participating in the Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro. Then in Russia was replaced by the Minister of sport, and mentioned in the report officials have been sacked.
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