>> More details of the extent of Russia's sports doping scheme, described as an institutionalized coverup.>> A coverup that operated on an unprecedented scale.>> The latest World Anti-Doping Agency report, finding more than a 1,000 Russian athletes were involved in, or benefited from doping practices run by the state.
Reuters Jonathan Crane was at the WADA news conference in London>> And what we also found out was how the methods they used evolved over time as detection methods improved, as the regulations changed the Russian authorities kept on moving, kept trying to find new ways of trying to avoid detection with their dirty athletes.
>> The reports offer detailing the elaborate measures taken to cover up the doping.>> Two female hockey players' samples contained male DNA. Scientific impossibility. Eight Sochi samples revealed salt content, not physiologically possible in a healthy human.>> Tampering with athlete samples became regular practice according to the report.
Russian track and field athletes and weight lifters were banned from competing at Rio. But the International Olympic Committee stopped short at a blanket ban.>> The other day they announced that they were gonna be extending the sanctions they have imposed. Now mainly this is they won't sanction any events inside Russia and they've encouraged other sporting federations not to hold events inside the country.
>> The ball now on the court of world sporting bodies.