The head of the independent Commission of the world anti-doping Agency (WADA, – ed.) Richard McLaren believes that Russia is risking more severe penalties. About this reports Deutsche Welle.
He stressed that Moscow is a dangerous game on the eve of the decision of the International Olympic Committee about the participation of the Russian team at the winter games in Pyeongchang.
McLaren called on the Russian authorities to admit the conclusions set out in his report.
“The more they say that they deny our findings, the more increases the risk of introducing more serious sanctions. The international Olympic Committee (IOC) on December 5 needs to make a decision about the participation of Russian athletes in the Olympic games 2018 in Pyeongchang.
In recent weeks, the IOC stripped Russian athletes, 11 of the 33 medals Russia won at the Olympics in Sochi in 2014.
11 November, WADA had received evidence of the use of doping by athletes in Russia.
According to the report, McLaren, more than a thousand Russian athletes from 30 sports were implicated in the manipulation of the failed doping tests on the eve of Sochi 2014.
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