2014 Winter Olympics

Russian Olympic doping scandal: IOC opens new cases against 28 athletes

Russian Olympic doping scandal: IOC opens new cases against 28 athletes

The ongoing Russian doping scandal — with the country’s officials, coaches and athletes accused of systemic cheating — could take a while to clean up.

On Friday, the International Olympic Committee announced that it has opened disciplinary cases against 28 athletes whose urine samples were allegedly manipulated in a testing lab during the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

The cases were triggered by the most recent report from Richard McLaren, an independent investigator commissioned by the World Anti-Doping Agency.

“The IOC will go beyond the findings of the [McLaren] Report by re-analyzing all the samples of all the Russian athletes who...

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