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Oswald said the lag in testing Sochi samples stemmed from a difficulty coming up with a suitable method of detecting whether bottles - previously considered tamper-proof - had been manipulated.
"In a few days we will have the results of the first batch of 50 bottles and then we can proceed", Oswald said.
The International Olympic Committee gets final say in whether Russia or individual Russian athletes get to participate, just as it did last summer before the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Olympic leaders are expected to take their cues from WADA, which is in charge of investigating Russian doping cases. His report used forensic analysis to corroborate the testimony of the former chief of Russia's national antidoping lab, Grigory Rodchenkov, who described how he and Russia's intelligence service had helped the nation's Olympians use banned, performance-enhancing substances throughout the Sochi Games. But the organization underlined Russian Federation as a whole should remain banned until the findings of the McLaren report could be thoroughly investigated by WADA. Early indications suggest that proving wrongdoing by some implicated athletes is likely to be hard.
The New York Times is reporting that the World Anti-Doping Agency has agreed to clear 95 of the first 96 Russian athletes whose cases were under review.
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Severino (13-6) allowed two runs on three hits and little else while improving to 8-2 in 12 starts since the All-Star break. The Orioles will purchase the contract of LHP Tanner Scott from Double-A Bowie and add him to the active roster Sunday.
The amount of evidence on individual athletes varies widely, and sports officials have been directed to seek out additional evidence to bolster prosecutions.
"I want to make it quite clear that most what they say in a press release is not the policy of WADA, and what they say in my view is not helpful", he added.
The Pyeongchang winter Olympics in February will not be affected by the escalating crisis on the peninsula and North Korea will hopefully be able to send athletes, the country's International Olympic Committee member Chang Ung said on Friday.
Denis Oswald. the head of one of two Olympic commissions looking into allegations of state-sponsored doping in Russian Federation, said evidence gathered so far will be combined shortly with the results of tests conducted to determine whether urine and blood sample bottles had been tampered with at the Sochi games.
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WADA, the global track federation (IAAF) and the worldwide Paralympic Committee are requiring that Russia accept responsibility for state-sponsored doping as a condition for reinstatement of the organizations they oversee. The former South Korean foreign minister said the Seoul government is closely working with the UNSC. Less than 100 of more than 1000 possible cases of Russian doping have been closed and those appear to have been shut prematurely before the International Olympic Committee or IFs have obtained complete evidence from the Moscow laboratory or interviewed the relevant witnesses.
"Most of the Russian athletes are training in major competitions" this winter, said Zhukov, who also serves as head of Russia's Olympic committee. "We have serious doubts that the 2018 Games will be clean due to the incomplete investigation of massive evidence of individual doping by Russians athletes at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games and given the inadequate testing evidence of Russian athletes over the past four years".
Reedie called the criticisms "unhelpful and backward looking".
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Tuesday morning power outage update
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