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    • Doping-Over 1,000 Russian athletes benefited from doping conspiracy

      * Independent WADA report says there was an institutional conspiracy * More than 1,000 Russian athletes benefited * McLaren says Russia corrupted London Games on unprecedented scale * More than 30 sports, including soccer, were involved (Adds details) 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, an independent WADA report said on Friday. The second and final part of the report for the World Anti-Doping Agency by Canadian sports lawyer Richard McLaren provided more details of an elaborate state-sponsored doping scheme operated by Russia. More »

      Reuters - 2 hours 17 minutes ago
    • Doping-Reaction to McLaren report into Russian doping

      The second and final part of an independent commission report, led by Canadian law professor Richard McLaren, was published on Friday and provided more details of an elaborate state-sponsored doping scheme operated by Russia. "It is alarming to read that 1,000 Russian athletes - competing in summer, winter and Paralympic sport - can be identified as being involved in, or benefiting from, manipulations to conceal positive doping tests." ALL-RUSSIAN ATHLETICS FEDERATION PRESIDENT DMITRY SHLYAKHTIN "We agree that Russian athletics has problems and don't hide it... but these problems did not start yesterday. Today we are able to fully prove that the demands presented to the Russian Athletics Federation have been met. More »

      Reuters - 3 minutes 17 seconds ago
    • Badminton and wheelchair rugby among sports to lose Olympic funding

      Archery, badminton, fencing, weightlifting and wheelchair rugby will not get funding in the run up to the Tokyo Olympics. UK Sport, which distributes money from the National Lottery, will fund more than 16 Olympic and Paralympic sports as Team GB bids to better its impressive tally from Rio. Badminton is the only sport to lose out despite bagging a medal at this summer's Games - courtesy of Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge. More »

      Sky News - 12 minutes ago
    • Russian doping cover-up 'helped 1,000 athletes cheat'

      Russian doping cover-up 'helped 1,000 athletes cheat'

      An investigation for the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) claims positive tests were concealed at the London Games, the Sochi Winter Olympics, and the 2013 World Athletics Championships. London 2012 was  corrupted by Russian athletes on an "unprecedented scale" , said head of the investigation Professor Richard McClaren. More »

      Sky News - 13 minutes ago
    • Everything you need to know about the McLaren doping report

      Everything you need to know about the McLaren doping report

      More than 1,000 Russian athletes were involved, the investigation found. More »

      SNAPPA Sports - 20 minutes ago