What The Independent Investigation Into Russia’s Systematic Doping Program Means To Swimming

The bombshell independent Mclaren Report issued to Sir Craig Reedie, President of WADA, confirms what experts and the media have known for months.  Russia has been conducting a systematic doping program of its athletes dating back prior to the 2012 London Games.

The Key Findings of The Systematic Doping Report


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Beyond A Reasonable Doubt There Was Systematic Doping


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The System That They Used


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The Disappearing Positive Method To Avoid Detection

Disappearing Positive

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All Russians Should Be Stripped of International Medals Dating Back to 2012


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World University Games

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FINA Was Wrong to Award Vladimir Putin Its Highest Honor – The FINA Award


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For the integrity of the sport and the protection of clean athletes, the only conclusion going forward into RIO is that Russia should not be allowed to enter any swimmers in the RIO Games because of their systematic doping program

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  1. avatar
    Stephen Marcus

    what are we watching….

  2. avatar
    Donna Bennett

    The Russians should be banned. If not, then the Olympics should just be discontinued as they will no longer represent what they have always stood for. Just my humble opinion as someone who has always loved the Olympics.

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