Data from the Moscow laboratory could contain "between 300 and 600" doping cases

The results of the Moscow laboratory, to which WADA had access, are eagerly awaited (photo illustration). - MICHELE LIMINA / AFP

Canadian lawyer Richard McLaren, author of the report exposing allegations of institutional doping in Russia between 2011 and 2015, estimated Friday that "hundreds" of doping cases might be included
Data from the Moscow laboratory, to which the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) had access in recent days. When asked about the number of specific cases these data could provide, the Canadian mentioned "a range between 300 and 600", although he insisted that these were "assumptions".

"Some data needs to be reviewed and analyzed to determine their authenticity, and it will not happen in a few days," said the Canadian lawyer interviewed by the German ARD before returning to the events of the past few weeks WADA experts had to wait for the deadline for access to data on December 31st.

"It's fascinating to go back and think about what happened in December: they were not ready to provide the information, and about ten days later, in January, they summed him up, I think that's what happened 'It has nothing to do with WADA, it was a power struggle in Russia.'

"I hope (WADA) has received the full and accurate data," McLaren continued. The collection of these data before December 31 was a strict requirement of WADA when it resolved on September 20 to lift sanctions imposed since November 2015 against the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (Rusada).

The system would have benefited a thousand athletes

Since the beginning of the Russian case, international associations have faced a lack of direct evidence of including athletes and open disciplinary procedures, while independent research by Richard McLaren commissioned by WADA has brought benefits to a thousand athletes in thirty disciplines ,