State-sponsored doping in Russia: Russia Doping Scandal: Second part of McLaren report delayed until December

10:04 Oct. 27, 2016

Russia Doping Scandal: Second part of McLaren report delayed until December

In this Feb. 23, 2014 file photo the Russian national flag, right, flies after it is hoisted next to the Olympic flag during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi (AP)

The interim report released in July confirmed allegations of a broad doping scheme in Russian sport

The publication of a final report into Russian state-sponsored doping and corruption at the Sochi Olympics has been delayed until December, RFE/RL reported referring to the World Anti-Doping Agency's statement.

The World Anti-Doping Agency said on October 26 that Canadian law professor Richard McLaren expected to release his second report in "early December."

McLaren's interim report in July implicated Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko and more than 20 summer and winter sports in a widespread doping scandal. The report led to the ban of more than 100 Russian athletes from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

The final report was originally expected by mid-November, when the anti-doping agency has board meetings in Glasgow, Scotland.

But McLaren said last month that completion was "at least several months away."

McLaren was appointed in May to investigate corruption claims by Grigory Rodchenkov, the Moscow's former drug-testing laboratory director.

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