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IOC President Thomas Bach calls Russia doping scandal `shocking and unprecedented`

World Anti-Doping Agency`s independent report would be "carefully" studied and "provisional measures and sanctions" could be decided on Tuesday.

Last Updated: Monday, July 18, 2016 - 20:24
IOC President Thomas Bach calls Russia doping scandal `shocking and unprecedented`

Canton of Vaud: The International Olympic Committee could take the first sanctions against Russia on Tuesday over what IOC president Thomas Bach called "a shocking and unprecedented attack" on sport revealed in an investigation into Russian doping.

"The findings of the report show a shocking and unprecedented attack on the integrity of sports and on the Olympic Games," Bach said in a statement after the release of Richard McLaren`s report on Russian state manipulation of doping failures.

"Therefore, the IOC will not hesitate to take the toughest sanctions available against any individual or organisation implicated," he added.

The International Olympic Committee said the World Anti-Doping Agency`s independent report would be "carefully" studied and "provisional measures and sanctions" could be decided when IOC members hold an emergency telephone conference on Tuesday.

AFP
First Published: Monday, July 18, 2016 - 20:24

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