The World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) has appointed Richard McLaren as an independent leader of the investigation into allegations of a doping cover-up at the 2014 winter Olympic Games following concerns over a potential conflict of interest.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has issued life bans from the Olympics to two Russian athletes, including a gold medallist at Sochi 2014, in the first sanctions to be handed down following the investigation into an alleged state-backed doping system in place at Russia’s winter Olympics.
The International Ski Federation (FIS) has moved to ban the six Russian cross-country skiers found guilty in the investigation into doping at the 2014 winter Olympic Games, stating it is “distraught over the magnitude of the systematic conspiracy."
The presidents of Russia and the United States have confirmed in a joint statement that high-profile events, such as the 2014 winter Olympic Games in Sochi, will see the two nations working together on security.
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