Following the publication of the McLaren report and a conference held by Richard McLaren that proves the use of state-sponsored doping in Russia, the United States Olympic Committee released a statement concerning the report.
“The McClaren Report confirms what we have stated previously: the current anti-doping system is broken and urgently requires the attention of everyone interested in protecting clean athletes. We look forward to working with the IOC, WADA and the entire Olympic family to address the flaws in the current system so that a uniform approach to anti-doping can be implemented and enforced around the world. In the meantime, we are focused on preparing Team USA to compete at the upcoming Rio Games and will rely on the IOC, WADA and the international federations to impose sanctions that are appropriate in relation to the magnitude of these offenses, and that give clean athletes some measure of comfort that they will be competing on a level playing field in Rio.”
The International Olympic Committee also released a statement (which can be found here) indicating that they will, “carefully study the complex and detailed allegations.”
Tomorrow the IOC Executive Board will take part in a telephone conference tomorrow to take it’s first decisions which may include provisional measures and sanctions with regards to the Olympic Games in Rio.
To read more on the McLaren report, click here.