Bach wants McLaren and Reedie to hand over more incriminating information
Thomas Bach, the International Olympic Committee president, wants Richard McLaren, the author of the explosive McLaren report into Russian doping, and Craig Reedie, president of the World Anti-Doping Agency, to hand over more information on the report so that it can potentially initiate legal proceedings.
McLaren and Reedie were last week invited to a meeting in Lausanne by Bach, “as soon as possible,” to discuss “the way forward” in relation to a declaration of 12 principles issued by the IOC last week for what it described as “a more robust and independent global anti-doping system to protect clean athletes.”
Speaking on Friday, following the conclusion of an IOC executive board meeting in PyeongChang, Bach explained: “What I wanted to discuss with him [McLaren] and Mr. Reedie is first of all whether they can give us further information, further advice, for our [investigative] commissions.
“And in such a way, trying to accelerate the procedure and then hopefully come to a solution of this situation.”
Last year the IOC set up two separate commissions, an inquiry commission and a disciplinary commission, to probe doping abuse allegations in Russian sports, particularly at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia’s Sochi.
The McLaren report alleged that over 1,000 Russian athletes competing in summer, winter and Paralympic sports (including non-Olympic sports) were involved in, or benefited from, manipulations to conceal positive doping tests between 2011 and 2015, including at the 2014 winter Olympics Games in Sochi.Sportcal