Moscow — The Russian Olympic Committee is calling for
further investigation into allegations of a state-sanctioned doping cover-up,
but also suggests the accusations may be "baseless."
The World Anti-Doping Agency-commissioned investigator
Richard McLaren on Monday released a scathing report saying high-level
government officials ordered hundreds of test results to be falsified so
Russian athletes were not banned for doping.
Also read: Ban all Russians from Rio - WADA
That led WADA to call for all Russian teams to be banned
from the Summer Olympics next month in Rio.
In a statement Tuesday, the ROC says the accusations are
"so serious that they require a full investigation with the participation
of all affected parties."
The ROC added, however, that the participation of clean
Russian athletes at the Olympics "should not depend on baseless, unproven
allegations or the criminal acts of individuals."For
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