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UK: McLaren report claims Russian athletes benefited from doping 'conspiracy,’ gives no names03:33

UK: McLaren report claims Russian athletes benefited from doping 'conspiracy,’ gives no names

United Kingdom, London
December 9, 2016 at 16:22 GMT -00:00 · Published

In the second part of a World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)-commissioned report Canadian lawyer Richard McLaren alleged there to have been a doping "cover-up" in Russia involving over 1,000 athletes that became "institutionalised." The Russian Sports Ministry has denied McLaren’s allegations.

Speaking in London on Friday, the professor of law claimed that international sporting competitions had "unknowingly been hijacked by the Russians" in a cover-up that had "evolved over the years from uncontrolled chaos to an institutionalised and disciplined medal-winning strategy and conspiracy," adding that the scale was "unprecedented."

He also stated that the athletes involved were "not acting individually but within an organised infrastructure" that was "systematic and centralised." The 2012 London Olympics, 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, 2013 World Student Games, and 2013 World Championship in Athletics were identified as the main sporting events in which doping allegedly took place.

UK: McLaren report claims Russian athletes benefited from doping 'conspiracy,’ gives no names03:33
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In the second part of a World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)-commissioned report Canadian lawyer Richard McLaren alleged there to have been a doping "cover-up" in Russia involving over 1,000 athletes that became "institutionalised." The Russian Sports Ministry has denied McLaren’s allegations.

Speaking in London on Friday, the professor of law claimed that international sporting competitions had "unknowingly been hijacked by the Russians" in a cover-up that had "evolved over the years from uncontrolled chaos to an institutionalised and disciplined medal-winning strategy and conspiracy," adding that the scale was "unprecedented."

He also stated that the athletes involved were "not acting individually but within an organised infrastructure" that was "systematic and centralised." The 2012 London Olympics, 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, 2013 World Student Games, and 2013 World Championship in Athletics were identified as the main sporting events in which doping allegedly took place.

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