The head of the Commission McLaren WADA urged the IOC to apply to Russia sanctions

The international Olympic Committee (IOC) soon will have to make a decision regarding the participation of the Russian team at the Olympics in 2018. While a positive verdict all just a dream, the head of the independent Commission of the world anti-doping Agency (WADA) Richard McLaren calls for collective sanctions against the Russian national team.


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“I believe that in this case the international Olympic Committee should apply some collective sanctions against Russia. What exactly is a complex issue, and thank God, to decide it’s not for me” – quoted by Richard McLaren “SE”.

Also, the Professor believes that penalties should apply not only to those accused of violating anti-doping rules at the Olympic games-2014 in Sochi.

Recall that in 2016 McLaren, who heads an independent Commission of the world anti-doping Agency (WADA) has published the report in two parts, which was about the doping system in Russian sports. He claims, in Russia there was a special program at the state level, thanks to which many athletes have taken illegal drugs. In addition, he is the Professor believes that more than 1000 athletes in one way or another involved in various frauds-doping.

After the publication of the report of the Russian national team hardly has not removed from the 2016 Olympics, but the athletes in the end did not participate in the Games. The issue with the Olympic games in 2018 is still open and soon the IOC is due to announce its decision.

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