Russia unlikely to receive McLaren report before release - official

November 20, 2016 TASS
International Paralympic Committee refrains from cooperation with Smirnov’s committee.

Russia’s Independent Public Anti-Doping Commission will not have the opportunity to see the final version of report by the Independent Commission led by Richard McLaren, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), before the release, the Commission’s head Vitaly Smirnov told reporters on Nov. 20.

WADA’s head Oliver Niggli announced on Nov. 20, the final version of McLaren’s report is due to be released on Dec. 9.

"I do not think so," Smirnov said replying to the question whether the Russian side might see it before the publication.

The Independent Commission of WADA, chaired by Canadian law professor, Richard McLaren, released the now-infamous July 18 report on the results of a probe into the accusations of doping and manipulation of tests by Russian athletes and officials at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games.

The commission’s report led to the partial ban of the country’s national Olympians from the 2016 Summer Games and the suspension of the entire Paralympic team from the 2016 Paralympics in Brazil.

Source: TASS

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