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IOC to check all doping samples of Russian athletes from Olympics in Sochi
18:44, 9 December 2016
IOC to check all doping samples of Russian athletes from Olympics in Sochi

In addition, re-analysis of all Russians samples from the Olympics in London 2012 is also possible

18:44, 9 December 2016

Reuters

The International Olympic Committee to recheck 254 urine samples taken from the Russian athletes at the Olympic Games in Sochi in 2014. This is written in a statement of the IOC.

"All the 63 blood samples of Russian athletes from the Olympic Games in Sochi have been re-analyzed in collaboration with Prof. McLaren and gave a negative result,” the statement said.

Related: Five Russian Paralympics athletes disqualified for doping by Russia for four years

The IOC clarified that the head of the commission of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), Richard McLaren had no authority to conduct an independent analysis of doping samples of athletes.

The Committee also expanded the powers of the commission, which is engaged in a doping test of Russian athletes. It will also be able to check the results of athletes’ analyzes from the 2012 Olympics in London.

Related: IOC annulled the results of Russian athletes' Olympic silver in Beijing because of doping

It is clarified that the 12 medals won at the Olympic Games in Sochi, were obtained by Russian athletes who used doping. The report also states that the doping tests of six Russian Paralympians are fake, and male DNA was found in the samples of hockey players from Russia.

Earlier today, an independent investigation of the World Anti-Doping Agency found that more than a thousand Russian athletes in 30 sports are in some way connected with the use of performance-enhancing drugs, or concealment of positive samples.

It is noteworthy that the Russian athletes were not allowed to the Olympics-2016, and Russia was not represented at the Paralympics.

Related: Russia doping scandal: Athlete that revealed machinations of doping fears for her life

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