Chief of International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach said that he was ‘shock’ and ‘inner rage’ at the amount of Russia’s doping scandal comprehensive by Richard McLaren, World Anti-Doping Agency explorer.
When Thomas asked in an interview with media Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, he said that “But neither anger nor fear is good advisers. Therefore one in a responsible position has to ask straight away, how do you deal with this? What can you do to ensure that it hopefully never happens again?”
Agency McLaren’s twice reports comprehensive a huge, state-sponsored doping cover-up relating 12 medalists from 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
Thomas protected the International Olympic Committee’s decision saying that not to ban Russia from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics following Agency explorer McLaren’s first reports in the summer, however, accepted the fight against doping had suffered.
IOC chief Thomas admired the report, saying that “gives answers to many questions that were unanswered in the first report.”
He mentioned to Germany’s earlier period doping scandals and rejected the proposal that it was a mistake to allow athletes from the earlier East Germany, which operated a complete state-sponsored doping program, to participate in 1992 Olympics in Barcelona.
Chief IOC Thomas said that “People should not be punished for a system for which they can do nothing. No one called for a collective punishment for all German athletes.”
The chief said that IOC would examine each person from Russian athletes and their coaches through a committee chaired by Swiss board member Denis Oswald. Thomas said “We will analyze all the samples from Russian athletes at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi again, especially for signs of manipulation. We’ll apply the same procedure for all Russian athletes in London 2012.”
Mentioning to Russian refutations of wrong-doing, IOC Chief Thomas said that “I could have imagined a different reaction. But now what’s decisive is how will the Russian reaction turn out before the hearings of the IOC commissions?”