All Russian Teams May Get Banned From Rio Olympics

The World Anti-Doping Agency calls for consent on Russia after a report reveals systematic cheating in sports since 2011.

Its call follows a damning report which found Russia has  covered up doping in “all sporting disciplines” since the year of 2011.

The sports ministry and secret service “directed and oversaw” the tampering  of urine samples, resulting in at least 312 mislead results up until at least last year’s world swimming championships, WADA claimed.

Although Russian President Vladimir Putin has said officials who are named and shamed in the report will be facing suspension, WADA has said it insists on “the demand of the most serious consequences to protect clean athletes from the scourge of doping in sport”.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC), which will decide whether all Russian teams should striped from competing in Rio, has said the findings show a “shocking and unprecedented attack on the integrity of sports and on the Olympic Games”.

Thomas Bach, the IOC’s president, says its executive board will convene on Tuesday to discuss its response.

Russia’s track and field athletes are already banned from the Olympic Games in Rio.

The cheating involved clean urine being frozen and switched for doped urine, often passed through secret holes in laboratories.

As well as the Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014, Russia’s cheating also included the 2013 track world championships in Moscow.

The doping continued in the 2015 swimming world championships in Kazan, chief investigator Richard McLaren said.




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