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Russia 'ran doping programme' at Sochi

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>> Our commission investigation uncovered the following.>> Widespread doping, a manipulation of tests all overseen by the Ministry of Sport. The final report into the state of Russian athletics coming from the World Anti-Doping Agency on Monday. Leaving little room for imagination.>> Ministry of Sport, RUSADA, that's the doping agency in Russia, the anti-doping agency in Russia, and the CSP were all involved in this operation.
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>> Saying the Russian government quote, directed, controlled and oversaw the manipulation and doping of athletes competing in the 2014 Winter Olympics. Reuter's Jonathan Crane has more on the story.>> Well basically, this report proved what the New York Times reported in May. That was the reason this investigation happened in the first place.
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Allegations from the former Director of the Lab in Moscow, Dr. Grigory Rodchenkov, who basically said that he was running this lab. Getting fake samples in to replace dirty ones, so fake, clean samples to replace dirty ones, with the help of the Russian secret services.>> Following the announcement, many organizations and some countries calling for a blanket ban on Russia, while Russian media insists on a global conspiracy.
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>> Today the IOC has come out and said this is an unprecedented attack on the integrity of the Olympics. So strong words from Thomas Bach, the IOC President, which would kind of indicate they will take the harshest action possible. It would be inconceivable, given this report, to see Russian athletes competing at the games because it seems unbelievable to us what actually happened, the depth of the cheating and the depth of the cover-ups involved.
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And let's not forget that this is a country that two years from now is supposed to be hosting the football World Cup.>> But it's hardly the end of the road for Russian athletes. Those who can prove they are clean, will be allowed to compete in Rio. They just have to trade their country's flag for that of the IOC.