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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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Russian cyclists file lawsuit against Wada and Dr Richard McLaren

Kirill Sveshnikov won bronze at the World Track Championships in 2013 Three Russian cyclists have taken legal action against the World Anti-Doping Agency (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”. Having initially been selected for the men’s team pursuit in Rio, the three were banned after McLaren’s…

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Shane Perkins: Australian cyclist granted Russian citizenship

Perkins was world keirin champion in 2011 and won Olympic bronze in the individual sprint a year later Australia’s former cycling world champion Shane Perkins has been granted Russian citizenship and could compete for Russia at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Perkins switched allegiance to Russia after failing to make Australia’s track cycling team for the 2016 Rio Games. The rare defection by an Australian athlete caused surprise as Perkins, who was born in Melbourne, has no family ties to Russia. He is currently in St Petersburg for Russia’s national championships….

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