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Friday, July 14, 2017

10 countries demanded a complete suspension of Russia from the Olympics

Western media reported that the anti-doping organization of 10 countries, including USA, Germany, Switzerland, etc., want to require from the head of the IOC Thomas Bach to fully suspend the Russian team from participation in the Olympic games of 2016, which will be held in August in Rio de Janeiro. The media also argue that this appeal may join 20 groups of athletes from different countries.

The New York Times has gained access to emails anti-doping officials from different countries, how did the conclusion of the upcoming unprecedented request to the international Olympic Committee about the suspension of Russian athletes from the 2016 Olympics.

It is expected that the anti-doping organization of the USA, Germany, Spain, Japan, Switzerland and Canada will appeal to the IOC on Monday, less than three weeks before the opening ceremony of the Games in Rio. Now officials of these organizations waiting for the promised report on the investigation of the world anti-doping Agency (WADA) about the existence in Russia of the state system of support of doping. If the report will contain these findings, there is evidence that it will be so, the demand to remove the Russian Olympic Committee, and thus all Russian athletes from the Olympics-2016 will be based on these charges.

The report WADA will be published on Monday 18 July. The independent Commission that investigated doping at the winter Olympics-2014 in Sochi, headed by canadian lawyer Richard McLaren.

However, as transfers TASS, the IOC has already sent a letter to the heads of the anti-Doping Agency of the USA (USADA) and the Canadian centre for ethics in sport, Travis Tygert and Sex Neem. The letter States that this yet unpublished report of McLaren, will contain the conclusions about the presence in Russia of a system of state support of doping. Therefore, from Bach’s demand to disqualify Russian athletes. An exception may be made for those Russians who trains abroad but the head of USADA demands that they were under a neutral flag. The President of the European Olympic committees (EOC) Patrick Hickey in this regard already stated that a similar letter has compromised the independence and confidentiality of the investigation by WADA.

Recall that a wide investigation was launched after the statements went to the United States the former head of the Russian anti-doping laboratory of Gregory Rodchenkov. He said that we fulfill the state order and covered the widespread use of doping by dozens of Russian Olympians in Sochi. According to him, at least 15 of them won medals.

The Ministry of sports of Russia has recognized the problems with doping in recent months, but denies any involvement in these cases, States, the newspaper notes.

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