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Key findings from Richard McLaren’s report on Russian doping

The Sochi Laboratory operated a unique sample swapping methodology to enable doped Russian athletes to compete at the Games.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: July 19, 2016 7:21:27 pm
Russian doping, Russian doping scandal, Russian doping news, Richard McLaren, McLaren report, sports news, sports Richard McLaren confirmed that the samples checked, caps had been removed. (Source: Reuters)

An investigator looking into Russian doping found the country’s state-directed cheating program resulted in no fewer than 312 positive results that were withheld, covering 28 sports and lasting from 2011 through at least last year’s world swimming championships.

The report was a necessary one as many Russian athletes were recently found positive of doping tests.

#The Laboratory at Moscow operated for the protection of doped Russian athletes.

#The Sochi Laboratory operated sample swapping methodology that allowed doped Russian athletes to compete at the Games

WATCH: Russian Olympic Dream Under Doping Tint

#The Ministry of Sport directed, controlled and oversaw the manipulation of athlete’s analytical results or sample swapping, with active participation FSB (the Russian federal security service), CSP (Centre of Sports Preparation in Russia), and both Moscow and Sochi Laboratories

READ: Russian inquiry finds cheating went beyond Sochi Olympics

#McLaren confirmed that the samples checked, caps had been removed, and unusually high levels of salt were detected.

#An interesting fact from the report came that “at least one foreign footballer playing in the Russian League had that benefit of a ‘save’ order.

#A system, ordered and controlled by the state, operated from the Moscow laboratory, to protect Russian athletes by replacing positive samples with the negative results.

#A new system, in operation at the laboratory in Sochi, allowed for  ‘unique’, system to hide positive samples.


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