Report confirms allegations of widespread Russian doping in several sports

An investigation commissioned by the World Anti-Doping Agency has confirmed allegations of widespread doping in Russia, including swapping of samples provided by doped athletes during the Sochi Olympics.

At a news conference on Monday, Richard McLaren, who was commissioned by WADA to lead the investigation, revealed a report that detailed a system in which the Moscow lab protected doped Russian athletes, the Sochi lab swapped samples from doped Russian athletes to allow them to compete in the Games and that the Ministry of Sport “directed, controlled and oversaw the manipulation of athlete’s analytical results or sample swapping” with the assistance of both labs and Russian security services.

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