Thomas Bach


MOSCOW, June 3. /TASS/. President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach hopes that the Commission will issue its verdict regarding anti-doping rule violations in Russia before the winter Olympic games 2018 in South Korea’s Pyeongchang. The words Bach leads portal Insidethegames.

In July 2016, the IOC created two commissions. The first is retesting doping tests of participants of the Olympics-2014 in Sochi, headed by Denis Oswald. The second is a special Commission of the IOC under the leadership of Samuel Schmid, who is investigating the involvement of employees of the Ministry of sport of the Russian Federation to the possible concealment of doping violations by the Russian athletes. It is on the basis of the decisions of these commissions will make the decision on participation of the Russian team at the Games in 2018 .

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“Our sanctions will depend on the reports of the commissions, – said Bach. – I hope we get them before the Olympics”.

Independent Commission of the world anti-doping Agency Richard McLaren July 18, 2016 submitted the first part of the report on the investigation into allegations of doping and fraud at the Olympic games 2014 in Sochi. The report argues that the method for replacing doping tests in Russia have been applied in 643 cases from 2012 to 2015, in the system of the involved athletes from 30 sports.

9 December in London, McLaren has presented the second part of his report, in which it was claimed that over a thousand Russian athletes were involved in doping fraud. After the publication of all the data was transferred to the IOC and sports federations, who began the investigation against the Russians. The IOC said it will recheck all the doping tests from Russian athletes from the Olympic games 2010 and 2014, and the summer 2012 Games in London.

Olympic games 2018 will be held from 9 to 25 February.