The Russian Investigative Committee found no evidence in favor of the version put forward by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) about mass doping by Russian athletes. Also, the investigators did not find traces of the “doping program”, which, according to Richard McLaren, existed in Russia.
According to the official representative of the IC Svetlana Petrenko, the investigators also denied the arguments of WADA independent expert Richard McLaren about the substitution of positive doping samples of Russian athletes for negative at the Winter Olympics in the Sochi Anti-Doping Laborator, as well as about the existence in Russia of some state doping program to win the maximum number of medals by athletes.
She noted that as part of the investigation of the “anti-doping case”, the investigators questioned more than 700 athletes, coaches, medical workers of the Russian national teams living throughout the Russian Federation, employees of the All-Russian Sports Federations, the Center for Sports Training of the Russian National Teams, RUSADA and the Anti-Doping Center.
None of them confirmed the existence of a certain doping program, said the IC representative.
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