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Knowledge of doping 'emanated from the very top', say WADA

Friday, January 15 2016 by SNTV
  • WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) independent investigative commission release details of second report into doping allegations that has scandalised world athletics.

    SOUNDBITE: (English) Richard McLaren, World Anti-Doping Agency independent commission's member:

    "The information that the I.C (Independent commission) has very clearly indicates that the disruption of the federation emanated from the very top - the president: Lamine Diack. He inserted his personal advisor, Habib Cisse, into the IAAF medical and anti-doping department in November of 2011 with the London 2012 and the Moscow 2013 Championships looming up. He did so to enable Cisse to manage and follow up Russian athlete biological passport cases. You may recall from our earlier report that Russian coaches around this time did not have a good understanding of the ABP (Athlete Blood Passport) process. They had mastered the evasion, manipulation and sometime destruction of urine samples of Russian athletes so as to not produce positive results but they had not yet learned how to do the same for the ABP. The deliberate insertion by the President (Diack) of Cisse and his actions were intended to achieve the same results of manipulation and delay with the ABP cases involving the Russians - the same results that had be achieved with the urine samples.

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