Netherlands: WADA president comments on Russian doping allegations

SOT, Craig Reedie, World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) President (English): «Not at the moment.» SOT, Journalist (English): «Any more to add on that?» SOT, Craig Reedie, World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) President (English): «Well I work with them on a very regular basis to try to resolve this but we haven't done it yet. I wonder why?» SOT, Journalist (English): «Why do you think it is?» SOT... Еще, Craig Reedie, World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) President (English): «It's because they keep saying that there was no state-sponsored doping, and, most of the other evidence hints — claims — that there was.» SOT, Journalist (English): «It 'hints' and it 'claims', it doesn't prove ... « SOT, Craig Reedie, World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) President (English): «Yea well, give them some time. Proof is there in the McLaren report.» SOT, Journalist (English): «Are you expecting to be able to prove wholeheartedly that Russia was involved in state sponsored doping?» SOT, Craig Reedie, World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) President (English): «I think if you look at what McLaren said, there is sufficient evidence to believe that this is the case.» World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) President Craig Reedie commented on alleged Russian state-sponsored doping of athletes, during an interview at the opening ceremony of 'Play the Game 2017' in Eindhoven on Sunday. Asked if the Russian Anti-Doping Agency could be re-instated without Russia saying it had conducted the alleged state sponsored doping, Reedie said «not at the moment.» Pushed on why he thought such an admission hadn't been forthcoming, the WADA boss said «it's because they keep saying that there was no state sponsored doping, and, most of the other evidence hints — claims — that there was.» «It 'hints' and it 'claims', but it doesn't prove,» a reporter said, to which Reedie responded «Yea well, give them some time. Proof is there in the McLaren report.» Russia has denied the existence of a state-sponsored doping programme alleged in the McLaren report.

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