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Sir Craig Reedie: Wada will defend McLaren report in response to Russian cyclists’ lawsuit

World Anti-Doping Agency president Sir Craig Reedie says the organisation will defend the McLaren report in response to a lawsuit against Wada and Dr Richard McLaren. Three Russian cyclists have taken legal action against the Wada and Canadian doping investigator Dr Richard McLaren. Kirill Sveshnikov, Dmitry Strakhov and Dmitry Sokolov were unable to compete at the Rio 2016 Olympics after Russian athletes were banned. The McLaren report, an independent study commissioned by Wada, found evidence of state-sponsored doping. The cyclists allege they were “unfairly implicated”. READ MORE: Russian cyclists take…

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British Cycling: Jess Varnish ‘insulted’ by report into alleged bullying

Cycling report ‘not a whitewash’ – Phelps Jess Varnish has reacted angrily to the findings of a report on British Cycling that was triggered by her allegations of sexism and bullying. The former Olympic rider said it was “laughable” that she had been described as a troublemaker and ringleader. “I am insulted. In a way I’m glad they have used this language because it shows what the people are like in there [British Cycling],” she told The Times. MP Damian Collins has called for a “complete change” at British Cycling….

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British Cycling: Culture report to be published on Wednesday

Jess Varnish was one of several cyclists to complain about the culture at British Cycling A long-awaited report into an alleged culture of bullying at British Cycling will be published on Wednesday. An investigation started last year after claims made by former Great Britain track sprinter Jess Varnish and other Olympians and Paralympians. A draft report that criticised the organisation was leaked in March. Co-commissioned by UK Sport and British Cycling in April 2016, the report was prepared by a panel of five led by British Rowing chair Annamarie Phelps….

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