After the investigation of the doping scandal in the Russian Federation on the Russian sport can expect new sanctions from the IOC. The course of the study of the problem was told in the German Bundestag by the chairman of the committee, Christoph de Kepper.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) suggests the possibility of imposing new sanctions against Russia due to the use of doping in Russian sports. IOC General Director Christoph de Kepper said this on Wednesday, April 26, at a hearing of the German Bundestag Committee on Sports
A meeting devoted to the publication of two parts of the accusatory report by Richard McLaren took place with the participation of the Canadian lawyer himself, as well as the staff of the IOC and the regional director of the European section of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), Benjamin Cohen.
The likelihood of sanctions against Russia is high
The probability that there will be further sanctions is very high,” citing de Keppera news agency dpa. He stressed that the final decision on the advisability of new restrictive measures against Russian athletes will be accepted after two commissions formed in the summer of 2016 investigate the allegations from the McLaren report and “draw the appropriate conclusions.”
It’s about suspicions about the use of banned substances by individual Russian athletes. The commissions will study the samples of all Russian participants of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, the Summer Games in Beijing 2008 and London 2012. Probable systematic manipulations with doping tests in Russia are also being investigated. De Kepper stressed that the Russian anti-doping mechanisms “as a result of these procedures expect a number of structural changes.” “At the very least, we can state that the Russian side recognizes the existence of a problem,” said the general director of the IOC.
McLaren was disappointed by the reaction of the IOC. Richard McClaren, who also took part in the hearings, said before the meeting that he was disappointed by the reaction of the IOC and WADA to his second report in December 2016. “After my second report, I was a little embarrassed because the IOC, WADA and the international sports community, in my opinion, acted hesitantly.” Sometimes I ask myself if there is any desire for reform at all, “he explained.
Recall that the second part of McLaren’s report on doping in Russia, presented on December 9, 2016, says that more than a thousand Russian athletes in 30 sports are implicated in manipulating positive doping -probe.