Reuters - Video

Edition: US | UK | IN | CN | JP

video Sports and Leisure

At least "several months" before more results on McLaren’s report

Friday, September 16, 2016 - 00:56

McLaren says the final version of a report which has already revealed a system of state sponsored doping in Russia is still several months away

▲ Hide Transcript

View Transcript

SHOWS: ZURICH, SWITZERLAND (SEPTEMBER 16, 2016) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. (SOUNDBITE) (English) CANADIAN LAWYER AND AUTHOR OF THE LATEST WADA REPORT, PROFESSOR RICHARD MCLAREN SAYING: "It will be up to them (sporting international federations) to take action and we would support, with whatever information we have, if and when they take action, but that is their decision not mine. My decision, my role, is to report to them. In the course of completing that work we would also report on information that we had, that we didn't have time to analyze in the last report, and see if it either makes the picture bigger, clearer or changes it, and that would be in the report. Precisely when that will occur, not determined at this stage, but it's at least several months away." 2. WHITE FLASH 3. (SOUNDBITE) (English) CANADIAN LAWYER AND AUTHOR OF THE LATEST WADA REPORT, PROFESSEUR RICHARD MCLAREN SAYING: "We are still working through the specific details of all the information we have and we haven't reported any of it to any sporting federation at this stage. We intend to do so, we haven't done it yet because we are not finished with the work. When it's done, we will." STORY: The final version of a report which has already revealed a system of state sponsored doping in Russia is still several months away, its author Richard McLaren said on Friday (September 16). McLaren's interim report threw sport into chaos when it was published in July and detailed widespread doping and manipulation of tests by Russian athletes and officials, helped by the country's secret service. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has asked international sports federations for a freeze on major winter sports events such as world championships, World Cups or other competitions in Russia. It was due to review this directive in December but McLaren's comments have thrown that timeline into doubt. "It will be up to them to take action and we would support, with whatever information we have, if and when they take action, but that is their decision not mine. My decision, my role, is to report to them. In the course of completing that work we would also report on information that we had, that we didn't have time to analyze in the last report, and see if it either makes the picture bigger, clearer or changes it, and that would be in the report. Precisely when that will occur, not determined at this stage, but it's at least several months away," McLaren told reporters. "We are still working through the specific details of all the information we have and we haven't reported any of it to any sporting federation at this stage. We intend to do so, we haven't done it yet because we are not finished with the work. When it's done, we will," he added. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said on Tuesday (September 13) that hackers stole confidential medical information about U.S. Olympic athletes and published it on the internet, blaming a Russian group for the attack, Tsar Team, a hacking group widely known as APT28 and Fancy Bear by U.S. cyber-security researchers. On Wednesday (September 14) WADA announced that another batch of athlete data has been leaked by the same Russian cyber espionage group. This time, WADA said the hackers released data of 25 athletes from the United States, Germany, Britain, Czech Republic, Denmark, Poland, Romania, and Russia. According to WADA, the account includes confidential medical data such as Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUE), which are issued by sports federations and national anti-doping organizations to allow athletes to take certain substances.

Press CTRL+C (Windows), CMD+C (Mac), or long-press the URL below on your mobile device to copy the code

At least "several months" before more results on McLaren’s report

Friday, September 16, 2016 - 00:56