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    • Over 1,000 Russian athletes benefited from conspiracy to conceal doping - McLaren report

      Over 1,000 Russian athletes benefited from conspiracy to conceal doping - McLaren report

      By Mitch Phillips LONDON (Reuters) - More than 1,000 Russian athletes competing in summer, winter and paralympic sport were involved in or benefited from an institutional conspiracy to conceal positive doping tests, a WADA report said on Friday. The second part of a report by Canadian sports lawyer Richard McLaren provided more details of an elaborate state-sponsored doping scheme operated by Russia. It said there was a systematic cover-up, which was refined at the 2012 Olympics, 2013 world athletics championships and 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, and that more than 30 sports, including soccer, were involved in concealing positive doping samples. More »

      Reuters - 2 minutes 30 seconds ago
    • Doping-Over 1,000 Russian athletes benefited from conspiracy to conceal doping - McLaren report

      (Adds details, quotes) By Mitch Phillips LONDON, Dec 9 (Reuters) - More than 1,000 Russian athletes competing in summer, winter and paralympic sport were involved in or benefited from an institutional conspiracy to conceal positive doping tests, a WADA report said on Friday. The second part of a report by Canadian sports lawyer Richard McLaren provided more details of an elaborate state-sponsored doping scheme operated by Russia. It said there was a systematic cover-up, which was refined at the 2012 Olympics, 2013 world athletics championships and 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, and that more than 30 sports, including soccer, were involved in concealing positive doping samples. More »

      Reuters - 6 minutes ago
    • Russian doping cover-up 'helped 1,000 athletes'

      An independent investigation for the World Anti-Doping Agency says positive tests were concealed at the London Games, Sochi 2014, and the 2013 World Athletics Championships. The London Olympics were corrupted by Russian athletes on an "unprecedented scale", said head of the investigation Professor Richard McClaren. More »

      Sky News - 9 minutes ago
    • Russia's $30 million centre for acrobatic rock'n'roll, sport of Putin's daughter

      Russia's $30 million centre for acrobatic rock'n'roll, sport of Putin's daughter

      By Jack Stubbs MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia is building a $30 million complex for acrobatic rock'n'roll, a niche sport in which President Vladimir Putin's daughter is a leading dancer and has a senior role for development, a Reuters review of public documents has shown. The Zhavoronki Acrobatic Rock'n'Roll Centre will be built on the western outskirts of Moscow at a cost of 1.9 billion roubles, according to state tender documents available online, and will be funded by the municipal government. It will be the only specialised facility in the world for the sport, according to governing body the World Rock'n'Roll Confederation (WRRC). More »

      Reuters - 11 minutes ago
    • 1,000 Russian athletes in 'institutionalised' doping: investigator

      1,000 Russian athletes in 'institutionalised' doping: investigator

      More than 1,000 Russian athletes in about 30 sports took part in an "institutional conspiracy" to use banned drugs at the Sochi and London Olympics and other global events, doping investigator Richard Mclaren said Friday. More »

      AFP - 17 minutes ago