❝ The investigation has confirmed the existence of widespread cheating through the use of doping substances and methods to ensure, or enhance the likelihood of, victory for athletes and teams. The cheating was done by the athletes’ entourages, officials and the athletes themselves. ❞
— The WADA Independent Commission (IC) report (2015-Nov-09)
THE INDEPENDENT COMMISSION REPORT #1
Some of the Outcomes of the IC Investigation;
* The IC has identified systemic failures within the IAAF and Russia that prevent or diminish the possibility of an effective anti-doping program, to the extent that neither ARAF, RUSADA, nor the Russian Federation can be considered Code-compliant. * The IC has recommended that WADA declare ARAF and RUSADA to be Code non-compliant.
* The IC has recommended that WADA withdraw its accreditation of the Moscow
laboratory as soon as possible and that its Director be permanently removed from his position. The Moscow laboratory is unable to act independently.
* The IC has recommended that the IAAF suspend ARAF.
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