Richard McLaren has denied claims by Russian Independent Anti-Doping Commission head Vitaly Smirnov that he has dropped allegations of a state-sponsored doping programme in the country.
Russia's isolation from the international sports community appears set to grow after the country's most senior official warned they would not publicly accept the findings of the McLaren Report, a key factor set by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
Russian President Vladimir Putin has praised a plan put forward by the country’s Independent Public Anti-Doping Commission (IPADC) to help tackle athletes taking performance enhancing drugs.
The Russian Anti-Doping Commission has been encouraged by International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach to prepare its assessment of the second part of the McLaren Report, according to its head Vitaly Smirnov.
Smirnov denies state-sponsored doping in Russia as WADA reveal date for second part of McLaren Report
Honorary International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Vitaly Smirnov claimed Russia "has never had a state-sponsored doping system" during a controversial progress update on the Russian Anti-Doping Agency’s (RUSADA) bid for re-compliance here today.
Smirnov meets Russian Foreign Minister to discuss reforms as Duma prepares to consider anti-doping bill
A proposed law criminalising doping is expected to be considered by Russian Parliament this week as the country claims to be continuing its efforts to reform drug testing procedures.
IOC request information on Russian anti-doping activities as decision to meet with Stepanovs criticised
Russian officials have been requested to provide details of their anti-doping activities over the last five years by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), it has been announced as a backlash begins in the country against the organisation's decision to reward whistleblowing couple Yuliya and Vitaly Stepanov.
Senior Norwegian International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Gerhard Heiberg is to be invited to sit on the new Russian anti-doping Commission, Vitaly Smirnov, the body’s head, has told insidethegames.
Honorary International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Vitaly Smirnov has been appointed as the head of a new anti-doping commission in Russia, established following the Executive Board’s decision not to completely ban the nation from Rio 2016.