Feb 12, 2019
Reasoned decisions by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) have provided weight to the reliability of McLaren Report evidence in establishing rule violations against Russian athletes implicated in the country's doping scandal.
A group of 12 Russian athletes were sanctioned for periods ranging from two to eight years by CAS earlier this month.
The news was hailed by Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) head Brett Clothier, who noted some cases had been fought solely on the basis of evidence drawn up by Canadian lawyer Richard McLaren.
Others were combined with analytical evidence gathered through retesting.