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Russian officials acknowledge the existence doping system for athletes

Russian officials acknowledge the existence doping system for athletes

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Russian officials have for the first time admitted that in their own country for many years, a large-scale dopingprogramma was for athletes.

“It was an institutional conspiracy,” says Anna Antseliovich, the current director of the Russian anti-doping agency, Tuesday in the New York Times.

There is, however, denied that the to a state-controlled program. According to the Russian officials would president Vladimir Putin and his close associates there is nothing to have had.

Putin himself called the dopingbeschuldigingen the beginning of this month a smear campaign against Russia.

WADA

According to the New York Times had the Russian officials during the many interviews a more conciliatory tone towards the global anti-doping agency WADA, that this year, two devastating reports came out about doping in Russian sports.

The reports of researcher Richard McLaren conclude that there is a state-controlled and subsidised dopingprogramma was in Russia around the Olympic Winter games of 2014 in Sochi. The second report reported even more than a thousand concerned athletes.

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