WADA - The independent commission report #2

The independent commission report #2 / Richard H. McLaren, Richard W. Pound and Günter Younger. - WADA : Montreal, 2016

The contents of the material in this report #2 will be incorporated into IC Report #1 to form a single comprehensive IC Report. For purposes of convenience, this chapter has been separately set out to minimize the size of the document provided at the press conference scheduled for 14 January 2016.

Part I provides details of the information delivered to the French authorities in August 2015. Publication of such material was delayed to avoid possible interference with the activities of the French investigation. Thus, while reference was made to such referral in the IC Report #1 delivered on 09 November 2015, the underlying evidence was not disclosed at that time.

Part II discusses certain developments following the release of IC Report #1 as well as the leaked email, dated 19 July 2013, sent by IAAF Deputy Secretary General Nick Davies to Papa Massata Diack.

Part III addresses the allegations made on ARD German television and in The Sunday Times (as well as in other media) that the anti-doping activities of the IAAF (specifically with respect to blood doping) were inadequate in the circumstances.

On December 3, 2014, the German television channel ARD aired the documentary “Top Secret Doping: How Russia makes its Winners”, alleging the existence of a sophisticated and well established system of state-sponsored doping within the All Russia Athletics Federation (ARAF), the governing body for the sport of athletics in Russia, recognized as such by the responsible international federation (IF), the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).
Implicated in the documentary were Russian athletes, coaches, national and international sport federations, the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) and the Moscow WADA-accredited laboratory. Witness statements and other evidence allegedly exposed high levels of collusion among athletes, coaches, doctors, regulatory officials, and sports agencies to systematically provide Russian athletes performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) in order to achieve the state’s main goal, as alleged in the ARD documentary: producing winners.

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