Anti-Doping Agencies Call on IOC to Ban Russia From Rio Olympics

Anti-Doping Agencies Call on IOC to Ban Russia From Rio Olympics

An independent commission led by Canadian law professor Richard McLaren presented a report accusing Russia of having run a state-sponsored doping program.

"Together with other national anti-doping organizations, including the US, Canada, Switzerland, Austria, Norway and iNADO… we demand from IOC the exclusion of Russian athletes. This has been underscored in a joint letter to IOC President Thomas Bach," the statement by Germany’s National Anti-Doping Agency NADA said.

NADA chief executive Andrea Gotzmann said in the statement that every person and every institution that ignores WADA anti-doping rules must face consequences of their action.

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