Tampering of the Moscow Laboratory data carried out by Russia could hamper the prosecution of up to 145 cases stemming from the facility, a report from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) intelligence and investigations (I&I) department has warned.
Liam Morgan: Data manipulation should spark severe punishment for Russia - but don't expect an Olympic ban
Revelations that Russia may have manipulated data from the Moscow Laboratory will have come as a surprise to precisely no-one.
The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) will "urgently liaise" with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to "understand any implications" for cases it has brought against athletes stemming from the Moscow Laboratory after Russia was accused of manipulating the data.
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Athlete Committee has urged the global anti-doping watchdog to establish "clear timelines and deadlines" to International Federations (IFs) dealing with cases stemming from the Moscow Laboratory.
Five Russian weightlifters have been provisionally suspended by the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) based on evidence uncovered in the McLaren Report and retrieved from the Moscow Laboratory.