Intl Anti-Corruption Day, WADA McLaren Report: State Doping Of >1000 Russians

Russia got to chink glasses with the IOC once more in Rio - but the IPC locked the nation out of the Paralympics, with CAS backing [All images are stills from "Red Herrings" by ARD]

Welcome to International Anti-Corruption Day. A fine moment then for Prof. Richard McLaren to publish his latest report centred on the Russian doping crisis. A few damning details: more than 1,000 Russian athletes from more than 30 sports were involved in or benefitted from state-sponsored doping between 2011 and 2015, says the report; “The Russian team corrupted the London 2012 Olympic Games on an unprecedented level.”; “500 positives reported as negative into WADA ADAMS system by Russia … results were falsified systematically”; information on 600 summer Games athletes sent to relevant international federations

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Steve Levy

“2920055fA1-·1-51-·i swimming, Training camp I 7271/14, RU Lobnya, selection L·-·-·-·-·-·-·-·-·-·~
31.07.2014 (MIT?)
trenbolone, methenolone, oxandrolone (just by a few)
August 8 Pre-departure inspection, there he has to be clean! ”

Was he?

Craig Lord

Noted in copy, Steve – with the list of Russian-case 2014 positives in swimming … none naming the substances referred to in that note…


I remain curious about FINA’s additional neutral party inspectors that were supposed to be overseeing Russia’s anti-doping efforts at the Kazan WCs. FINA has never really talked about them and what they did or did not observe following the initial press release.

Craig Lord

I suspect, beachmouse, they observed … nothing untoward, precisely like the observers for Socchi.

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