Russian state doped more than 1,000 athletes and corrupted London 2012
• Figure revealed in Professor Richard McLaren’s second report into doping
• ‘London Games corrupted on an unprecedented scale,’ says McLaren
The London 2012 Olympics were “corrupted on an unprecedented scale” by Russia’s government and sports authorities, who colluded to ensure its sports stars were able to take a cocktail of banned performance-enhancing drugs yet evade doping tests, it has been revealed.
A 144-page report by the respected Canadian law professor Richard McLaren on behalf of the World Anti-Doping Agency (#Wada) also found that more than 1,000 Russians athletes across more than 30 sports – including football – were involved in or benefited from state-sponsored doping between 2011 and 2015.