2016 Summer Olympics

Over 1,000 Russian athletes involved in organized doping, report finds

Over 1,000 Russian athletes involved in organized doping, report finds

A new report into systematic Russian doping details a wide-ranging "institutional conspiracy" that involved more than 1,000 athletes across more than 30 sports, including evidence corroborating large-scale sample swapping at the 2014 Winter Olympics in the Russian city of Sochi.

World Anti-Doping Agency investigator Richard McLaren said Friday that the conspiracy involved the Russian Sports Ministry, the national anti-doping agency and the FSB intelligence service, providing further evidence of state involvement in a massive program of cheating and cover-ups.

McLaren said his conclusions were based on irrefutable forensic evidence, including DNA analysis proving that...

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