More Than 1,000 Russian Athletes Took Part in Doping Conspiracy, Report Says
December 9, 2016
(NPR) – An anti-doping report has found that more than 1,000 Russian athletes were involved in state-sponsored doping, and that the “institutional conspiracy” extended far beyond previous evidence of cheating at the Sochi Olympics in 2014. The findings, published Friday, were accompanied by more than 1,000 individual documents released to the public as evidence (with athletes’ names redacted). The report is part of an investigation carried out by Canadian professor Richard McLaren on behalf of the World Anti-Doping Agency.