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Andy Parkinson
The evidence is quite clear: the problems identified were far beyond individual athlete violations and an anti-doping system that was not strong enough to catch those athletes. Instead, the system itself and the institutions that support this system were operating with the objective of circumventing the very rules the system was responsible to uphold.feedback
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May 22 2017
The latest person who has talked about Doping is Olivier Niggli: “Of course this is not great. Because if you're cheating, if you are a cheater, you have a perfect excuse [with contaminated meat] if you get caught. But that's where we are.”. You’ll find on this page all the other quotes of Olivier Niggli and all the other people that have spoken about Doping. You can select these people and their quotes by date, by name, and you can easily have access to the articles from which they originated.
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Paul Melia

There's worry we'll find ourselves, if we're not already there, in the very same position as we were in Rio.feedback

Travis Tygart

Athletes have been here before – it's Groundhog Day. But let's hope this time it ends with decisions being made to ensure fair play and to truly reform the system so that Olympic fans everywhere can have faith that what they are watching is real.feedback

Graeme Steel

It had to be designed to be inflammatory. There's no other reason they'd do that. I don't foresee a lot of swift action concerning Russia.feedback

Max Cobb

I hope to hear more about the progress that Russia is making toward becoming compliant. It's troubling to note the contrasting views, when you hear the IAAF saying absolutely no progress is being made, then you hear (others) saying they're happy with the progress being made.feedback

Bernard Giudicelli

While it's true that the CAS has reduced her sanction, it is still a violation of the tennis anti-doping program. CAS reduced her sanction but also recognised that Maria was the only one responsible for her misfortune. It is not for me today to question that decision. I respect and we should respect the decision that was first taken by the International Tennis Federation's independent tribunal and then considered on appeal by CAS.feedback

Bernard Giudicelli Ferrandini

There can be a wildcard for the return from injuries – there cannot be a wildcard for the return from doping. I'm very sorry for Maria, very sorry for her fans. They might be very disappointed, she might be very disappointed, but it's my responsibility, my mission, to protect the high standards of the game played without any doubt on the result.feedback

Billy Joe Saunders

You only see the media side of Tyson, what the man puts out there. When you know him personally, he's different. If he was to show that side, he'd be loved more than Anthony Joshua. He's 28 years old and never been arrested. I'm 27 and have been arrested 12 times, so he's got a better record than me. He's a good family man, not an animal.feedback

Billy Joe Saunders

Mentally, Tyson is out of the dark place which worried me. We had long chats and, like me, realised that what we do is box. It all comes down to there being only one thing for him and that's boxing. He is good for the sport and it would be a shame to see it taken away from him. There wasn't a day when he wasn't up early in the morning ready to go out, running by the beach... Everything is there with Tyson, it just needs putting back together.feedback

Frank Warren

Somebody's got to intervene, even if it's the minister for sport (Tracey Crouch). This on any level can't be right. His big problem was, when they went for his test, Tyson told them to f*** off. He filmed it; I've seen it. He said 'What you've done to me is persecute me'. This is when he wasn't feeling too good (Fury vacated his world titles last year to concentrate on his recovery from depression).feedback

Bernard Giudicelli

She had committed a violation of the tennis programme and had to be suspended for 15 months. Today this is over, she can take her path. But if there can be a wildcard for people returning from injuries, there cannot be a wildcard for players returning from doping. It's my mission to protect the game. It's my mission to protect a high standard of play without any doping.feedback

Martin Wansleben

The economy continues to benefit from a doping cocktail of low interest rates, favourable oil prices and an export-boosting exchange rate. Companies are increasing their spending on machinery and equipment in order to seize the opportunities of digitisation, remain internationally competitive and drive innovation.feedback

Jeet Heer - The New Republic

Social movements like the Resistance are the performance-enhancing drugs of politics: They can help a party win, but they also fuel its rage and hamper its ability to think clearly.feedback

Vladimir Putin

I believe that positive processes which we have started, to reform anti-doping structures, are irreversible. We must listen to what WADA has to say, because we have to admit that we have several cases of proven doping violation. This is unacceptable. We will do everything to organize efficient and fruitful work with all our partners, including WADA and the IOC. I hope they have the same intentions.feedback

Vladimir Putin

Russia is ready for an open and consistent participation in work to establish an accomplished global anti-doping system. Once again, I would like to reiterate something that we have always stated: Russia never had, and I hope never will have, a state-backed system of doping support. On the contrary – we will fight doping.feedback

Sally Clark

I don't think you can possibly say drug free, but we are doing all that we can to police cricket.feedback

Tony Irish

The I.C.C. and the World Anti-Doping Agency view that the power-based skill set required in T20 makes it a sport that fits a similar profile to baseball.feedback

Paul Dimeo

It seems a low number and not much of a deterrence. It also makes it to hard to ascertain if there is a risk of doping behaviors occurring.feedback

Paula Radcliffe

It would be better to remove all records where there is sufficient evidence of doping to stand up in a court of law [Stasi files, later failed tests etc], and put in place stringent conditions for records going forward. But don't punish athletes just for the era they were born and performed in.feedback

Eddie Hearn

We are desperate for that fight because AJ thinks he wins comfortably, it is a great fight and it is the biggest fight out there. But we can only concentrate on AJ's career and guiding him. He (Fury) is miles away from fighting. He is in a terrible physical way at the moment. He doesn't have a license, he needs to go back to the (British Boxing) board, and he is under investigation for (an alleged) failed (doping) test. There is no one that wants to see him back more than me, but it is miles away. He is not the next fight because he won't be ready in time.feedback

Seb Coe

I like this because it underlines that we have put into place doping control systems and technology that are more robust and safer than 15 or even 10 years ago. There will be athletes, current record holders, who will feel that the history we are recalibrating will take something away from them but I think this is a step in the right direction and if organised and structured properly we have a good chance of winning back credibility in this area.feedback

Maria Sharapova

It was the best feeling in the world. I have been waiting for this a long time. I am not an individual that's angry. I let things go pretty quickly. I was studying, I was working, I was working on my business, I formed friendships that I did never have the time for to form.feedback

Navin Agarwal

We carried out tests regularly as we do on footballers and I can say that one of them tested positive for a specified substance that is also used as a medicine. We haven't banned any footballer. We are carrying out the investigation and due process will take place.feedback

Bernard Giudicelli

We will have to reflect on it... [it] is about an important topic like doping.feedback

Agnieszka Radwanska

I'm not hiding my views. I think the same as Andy Murray. This kind of entry into the tournament should be available only for players who were dropped in the ranking due to injury, illness or other random accident. Not for those suspended for doping. Maria should rebuild her career in a different way, beginning with smaller events. She wouldn't have a chance for [a wildcard] from my hands [if I was a tournament director].feedback

Maria Sharapova

Why didn't someone come up to me and have a private conversation, just an official to an athlete, which would have taken care of the confidentiality problem they talked about later? Ultimately the fault was mine. I had been getting clearance on everything I was taking for seven years and I became complacent. I was getting colds and flu and it started to affect my body. So I was taken to a doctor in Moscow. He gave me about ten supplements to take, one of which was Mildronate.feedback

Tim Hadzima

While we are distressed to learn of the reports of Jemima Sumgong's positive drug test, if true, they indicate that we are gaining ground in our long-standing fight against doping. Given our policies, until the conclusion of Jemima Sumgong's case and any potential appeal process, we will not name a Series X women's champion. The Abbott World Marathon Majors is committed to eradicating doping and we will continue to lead the way in introducing and campaigning for aggressive measures.feedback

Olivier Niggli - World Anti-Doping Agency

Of course this is not great. Because if you're cheating, if you are a cheater, you have a perfect excuse [with contaminated meat] if you get caught. But that's where we are.feedback

Angel Herdedia

There were plenty of questions from Jamaican coaches [contacting and] asking me […] if clenbuterol was good for sprinting. They have asked me since very long, even years before that, they asked me how clenbuterol was good for sprinters and they were asking me questions how to use it. And whether it was good for sprinting, for recovering and all this stuff. Basically clenbuterol, […] they used it a lot for recovery, for increasing their oxygen intake, you know, for anti-asthmatic properties.feedback

Olivier Niggli - World Anti-Doping Agency

We acknowledge that the clenbuterol meat contamination issue is unsatisfactory. We will continue to invest in scientific research to try to solve this issue as quickly as possible.feedback

Maria Sharapova

I don't know if there's much that I can control. I think what I can control, and what I always have controlled, is what I can do, and how I can go out there and how I can compete, and how I can manage my career and my time and what I do with it, and the way I play tennis. And that is bigger than any other word that I can ever say. I think actions speak so much louder than what we could ever talk about.feedback

Maria Sharapova

In tennis, you lose a lot of hand-eye coordination. Practice is never the same as match play. It's really different to face someone on the other side of the net. It's a very different feeling.feedback

Maria Sharapova

When you love what you do, and you do it with passion and integrity ... then you know what you stand for and who you are, and that's why I fought so hard to get that back. You always want to end your career or a chapter in your life on your terms and in your voice. And to be in a moment where you felt like it could have ended on someone else's terms was very difficult for me to accept. That's why I fought so hard for the truth to be out. You don't realize how much you love something, how much something means to you, until you lose it for some time.feedback

Craig Reedie - World Anti-Doping Agency

And the only way to do that is to make sure that the work that is being done by the two disciplinary commissions which have been funded – one is the institutionalised doping, the other the individual athletes – to get them together to finish their work as quickly as possible. We're a long, long way away from PyeongChang. We were four or five weeks away from the Rio Games. I think there is time to resolve that.feedback

Maria Sharapova

Although I'm at a stage or age in my career where you're closer to the end than your beginning, you always want to end a chapter in your life on your own terms, in your own voice. When you love what you do, and do it with passion and integrity and you work hard, and you work on court No 28 when no one is watching ... then you know what you stand for and you know who you are. When I'm out on court 28 and there's no one watching, that's when a lot of my trophies are being won. I learned that life can be OK without tennis. It was empowering. I've been training quite hard for the past four months.feedback

Maria Sharapova

Although I'm at a stage or age in my career where you're closer to the end than your beginning, you always want to end a chapter in your life on your own terms, in your own voice. I learned that life can be OK without tennis. It was empowering.feedback

Craig Reedie - World Anti-Doping Agency

As was quite clear before Rio, the World Anti-doping Agency does not have the power to ban Russia. That's not my call. Don't let anybody believe that it is my call. My guess – and it is an informed guess – is that there will be a very, very intense pre-Games testing programme before Pyeongchang. And the IOC, I'm sure, will be hugely supportive of that and that will allow them to make a reasoned decision. The task force is currently monitoring improvements in Russia but I think it would be difficult for IAAF to remove the suspension of Russian Athletics while Rusada is non-compliant.feedback

Maria Sharapova

Although I'm at a stage or age in my career where you're closer to the end than your beginning, you always want to end a chapter in your life on your own terms, in your own voice. That's why I fought so hard for the truth to be out. When you love what you do, and do it with passion and integrity and you work hard, and you work on court number 28 when no one is watching … then you know what you stand for and you know who you are. I've got my day job back. It's great. I've been training quite hard for the past four months … Will it be difficult? Absolutely.feedback

Maria Sharapova

When you love what you do, and you do it with passion and integrity and you work hard and have a team around you, and you're the driving force, you know what you stand for and who you are. I've got my day job back. It's great. I've been training quite hard for the past four months.feedback

Bradley Wiggins

You can overanalyse things but at the end of the day it's about your ability and whether you're a better athlete than the other person or not. Whether you've come to grips with this other person living inside you, it's all a bit… well, each to his own. That may work with some people, but as Roy Keane would say: it's utter nonsense. It's been horrible. But fortunately there's an investigation and I obviously can't say too much because that investigation will run its course and then I'll have my say. There's a lot to say, and it's going to shock a few people.feedback

Marvin Anderson

Ms. Spencer categorically refutes any assertion that she has refused or evaded a drug test. This allegation is simply false, as Ms. Spencer has always made herself available to be tested by JADCO.feedback

Klaus Lieb

We primarily thought that it is not possible to enhance high cognitive tasks and were astonished to find such results.feedback

Roger Legeay

Becoming part of the Mouvement pour un Cyclisme Crédible would be good, obviously. We want all teams to join the MPCC. Our rules are very strict but that is a price you pay for having a good image. There are no polemics, we are a voluntary organisation, so teams are free to join or not. It's their choice but I'm certain it's best for image and credibility.feedback

Roger Legeay

Suspicion is the problem and there is no such issue if you join the MPCC. If you do tests internally, that's fine, but no one can see what you are doing. As a member of the MPCC it's all transparent.feedback

Roger Legeay

If he had been tested twice by us during the Tour de France, that would give his results more credibility. And I would like British Cycling to join us. I hope they do so, in order to show the journalists and public that they want to do more. I don't want to judge anyone nor accuse anyone, but what I will say is we have brought in strict rules on tramadol and corticosteroids. Today, the suspicion in England is centred around those two substances. The two topics on the table in England are the ones we deal with.feedback

Travis Tygart

It is the fox guarding the hen house. Clearly not. No question about it.feedback

Richard McLaren

What is happening now is trying to turn the mandate into something it never was.feedback

Larry Probst

We shared with him a one-page policy statement regarding the reforms and as result of the conversations we had made some modifications to that and wanted to make sure we got position paper out before the WADA reform meeting this Saturday in Lausanne.feedback

Larry Probst

We heard from (U.S. Anti-Doping Agency chief Travis Tygart) about a lot of the details of the (Institute of National Anti-Doping Organisations) declaration. He shared his views with us on the reasons for the positions they were taking.feedback

Dave Brailsford

I've got no gripe with the media. The media are doing a job, like the UK Anti-Doping is doing a job. When you think about it, if there's any issue at any time, you've got to establish the facts. Once you've got the facts, then you can establish whether there was any wrongdoing.feedback

Olivier Niggli - World Anti-Doping Agency

It's not happening at the speed I would have liked to see but it is happening. We are working with them to see if things can be put into place and a credible system be reinstated in Russia in the coming months.feedback

Olivier Niggli - World Anti-Doping Agency

We will see where they are when we get closer to the Games. They still have a number of months to do the right thing. The ball is in their camp, they know what they have to do.feedback

Andy Murray

If someone's coming back from a drugs ban, whether they were intentionally cheating, whether it was for recreational drugs, whether it was for performance-enhancing drugs, it's difficult. You'd have to have rules for so many different things. So I think it's tough.feedback

Bernard Giudicelli

I think she's a great champion, and she has been through some difficult moments, and we are going to think it over. It's not an easy decision. It's an important decision for the future of our tournament and also for a matter as sensitive as the fight against doping.feedback

Vladimir Uiba

Caffeine, is currently on WADA's waiting list of prohibited substances. If it eventually makes its way into the list of the prohibited substances, we will be forced to recommend everyone against drinking coffee as well as soft drinks containing caffeine. Theoretically, it can happen this year.feedback

Maggie Durand

Generally speaking, WADA is extremely careful that normal food consumption does not interfere with anti-doping tests. Hence the thresholds or reporting values established for some prohibited substances naturally present in foodstuff.feedback

Nicole Sapstead

If they were to introduce an outright ban then great. Our view is that they [corticosteroids] aren't always being administered in a way that's reflective of an individual's actual medical needs and that can't be right when somebody doesn't actually have a medical problem that warrants that use because it then has some addition effects that they can benefit from.feedback

Bradley Wiggins

We are now at a stage where we needed to have a number of discussions about how we deal with that. In my view, I agree the system as it is now is not good. In fact, only those who are being honest about what they have been doing get caught. Otherwise, you always say, It was a cream', and you get away with it.feedback

Nicole Sapstead

It's inevitable that when you have a big situation, a crisis, within a sport that anti-doping organisations do have to sit up and say 'Are we doing everything we can?feedback

Olivier Niggli - World Anti-Doping Agency

They also have access to quite a lot of documents that anti-doping organisations cannot have. In the Lance Armstrong case, Usada had tons of testimony from the team-mates but nothing concrete. And we managed to get the Italian police to share the information they had on Ferrari, including a search they'd done in the Swiss banks, where they had money transferred from Armstrong's account to Dr Ferrari.feedback

Matthew Centrowitz

I'm not aware of any request. But as I've said many times, I'm happy to be tested any time, anywhere and have any of my samples tested or retested now or at any time in the future, by any official body.feedback

Nicole Sapstead

Each time a sample is reanalysed or sent to another location, the amount contained within a sample can be reduced or has the potential to degrade which limits the possibility to test again in the future. Decisions as to testing and analysis therefore require careful consideration, and national anti-doping organisations can quite legitimately disagree in this regard. This only serves to fuel rumour and innuendo and has the potential to undermine the principle of confidentiality which is crucial to robust and thorough anti-doping investigations.feedback

Mo Farah

I'm not aware of any request. But as I've said many times, I'm happy to be tested anytime, anywhere and have any of my samples tested or retested now or at any time in the future, by any official body.feedback

Nicole Sapstead

If any individual or organisation possesses any pertinent information related to anti-doping allegations they are encouraged to make that known to UK Anti-Doping.feedback

Nicole Sapstead

Each time a sample is reanalysed or sent to another location, the amount contained within a sample can be reduced or has the potential to degrade which limits the possibility to test again in the future. Decisions as to testing and analysis therefore require careful consideration, and national anti-doping organisations can quite legitimately disagree in this regard. We do not comment on our testing strategy or ongoing investigations, as has been made clear in recent investigations. Status is no barrier to thorough testing or potential investigations. Ukad treats all athletes in the same way.feedback

Michael Phelps

I don't believe that I've stood up at international competitions and the rest of the field has been clean. I don't believe that. I don't think I've ever felt that. I know that when I do stand up in the U.S., I know we're all clean because we're going through the same thing. Internationally I think there has to be something done, and it has to be done now.feedback

Craig Reedie - World Anti-Doping Agency

WADA is encouraged by this sign of progress from the highest political levels in Russia. Since November 2015, the Agency, UK Anti-Doping and others have been working hard in supporting Russia's efforts to rebuild a credible anti-doping system. This public admission by Russian President Vladimir Putin that their anti-doping system has failed is an important step in the right direction.feedback

Olivier Niggli - World Anti-Doping Agency

Effectively, RUSADA must demonstrate that its processes are truly autonomous, independent from outside interference and properly resourced for the task of protecting clean athletes both in Russia and abroad.feedback

Olivier Niggli - World Anti-Doping Agency

Only once RUSADA, and its governing structures, has successfully demonstrated that it can achieve such independence, will Russian sport be able to redeem itself in the eyes of clean athletes and other stakeholders worldwide.feedback

Jean-Michel Serra

It's quite astounding – one wonders if they are not sick. Taking drugs when you are not sick is clearly entering into the foundations of doping.feedback

Nicole Sapstead

At some point during the Dauphine race a request was made by Dr Freeman for a package to be delivered to him. He requested Shane Sutton to arrange for that package to be delivered to him over in France and Shane Sutton then got in contact with Simon Cope to pick up that package and bring it over to France.feedback

Vladimir Putin

We need to listen to WADA's demands. Because we must admit that we do have proven cases of athletes doping. It's absolutely unacceptable and it means that the doping control system that was in place didn't work. And this is our fault.feedback

Nicole Sapstead

There was a Team Sky policy of doctors keeping records. And other doctors did. But there were zero records from Freeman at this race.feedback

Vladimir Putin

Of course, and naturally enough, there is this issue of claims regarding scratches of some kind on some of the test samples. We do not understand what kind of evidence can we talk about because when we provided the test samples there were no complaints. If there was a problem with scratches of whatever kind, this should have been noted in the relevant reports, but there was nothing of this sort. In other words, these samples were stored somewhere, and we cannot be held responsible for the storage conditions.feedback

Vladimir Putin

The most important thing is that we pay attention to the independent (McLaren) commission's activities despite its drawbacks, because we need to admit that some cases of doping have really been detected while doping is completely unacceptable. This means that the current Russian anti-doping system has failed, and this is our fault. It seems, either the translation was not quite correct or there is not enough evidence.feedback

Mo Farah

If USADA or any other anti-doping body has evidence of wrongdoing they should publish it and take action rather than allow the media to be judge and jury.feedback

Ryan Madden

USADA can confirm that it has prepared a report in response to a subpoena from a state medical licensing body regarding care given by a physician to athletes associated with the Nike Oregon Project. It appears that a draft of this report was leaked to the Sunday Times by the Russian state-affiliated hacker group known as Fancy Bears. We understand that the licensing body is still deciding its case and as we continue to investigate whether anti-doping rules were broken, no further comment will be made at this time.feedback

Sebastian Coe - International Association of Athletics Federations

The application process to compete internationally as neutral athletes is about our desire to support the hopes and aspirations of all clean athletes including Russian athletes who have been failed by their national system. While prioritizing applications based upon the entry deadlines of the competitions concerned, the primary responsibility of the Doping Review Board must always be to safeguard the integrity of competition.feedback

Dawn Harper-Nelson

Recently, I was rushed to the emergency room where I was diagnosed with high blood pressure. As a result my physician prescribed a non-performance enhancing medication for high blood pressure that contained hydrochlorothiazide, water pill. I never hid my use of this required medication, but did fail to fully understand how its administration was governed by current doping protocols. I take full responsibility of my mistake and have fully cooperated with IAAF and USADA in the handling of the matter.feedback

Dawn Harper-Nelson

I take full responsibility of my mistake and have fully cooperated with IAAF and USADA in the handling of the matter. I have learned a valuable lesson and hope my mistake will serve as a reminder to all athletes to be diligent in thoroughly checking any and all prescribed medications.feedback

Vitaly Mutko

There were many abuses and breaches. Athletes broke the rules and many coaches don't understand how to work without doping and it's high time for them to retire. But over the last year, colossal work has been done.feedback

Andrei Silnov

There are no facts there, just assertions, and we're gradually proving that it's not a state structure, a system, that kind of thing. The criteria we have, we fulfill. We fulfill them and there's a new set. The process goes on and on. They're Russians regardless. There's no other way out of this (situation).feedback

Sebastian Coe - International Association of Athletics Federations

The purpose of this note is of course to advise you that I have now been made aware of the allegations. I wish to confirm that to the best of my recollection I was not aware prior to December 2014 of the allegations that Papa Massata Diack/others associated with the IAAF were involved in covering up Russian doping. This is even though I accept that in August 2014 David Bedford emailed me documents containing allegations along those lines.feedback

Sebastian Coe - International Association of Athletics Federations

I trust this clarifies the matter to the satisfaction of the committee and as such there are no grounds for suggesting I misled the committee in any way.feedback

Yulia Stepanova

When I was running in Russia, everyone was saying it was impossible to do without doping. I want to prove that wrong.feedback

Markus Guenthardt

I'm really happy for Maria that she's back after a long break. Particularly pleasing for me is that it's going to be our audience that gets to watch her comeback live. (It)...is certain to be one of the sporting and emotional highlights of our anniversary tournament.feedback

Travis Tygart

We certainly haven't seen it, and by all public statements they can't even admit that they admitted there was institutional doping happening in their country. We hear the talk and the talk is not very satisfying, but we have certainly seen no action. It is easy to forget and allow time to pass and no change happens. This group [NADOs] is committed, as we hear from clean athletes on a daily basis, not to let that happen.feedback

Travis Tygart

We have sent a loud message to clean athletes that we are behind them and we are going to stand with them to make sure their rights are protected and get justice for those who were individually robbed.feedback

Joseph de Pencier

The second part of the McLaren report included an appalling set of evidence exposing a systematic problem (in Russia) that hasn't been fully addressed. There needs to be a sweeping package of reform and until we have some centralised anti-doping back in Russia we can't be confident. The road map is pretty clear but at the moment there is still denial, there has been no contrition.feedback

Travis Tygart

We need accountability from the Russian state that perpetuated this fraud and, most importantly, we need reforms to ensure this can never happen again.feedback

David Bedford

I don't think it matters if I believe him or not. I was surprised that he said that and that goes some way to answering that question.feedback

Dan Collins

David Bedford gave very measured evidence but it raised clear and important questions over the timing and extent of Lord Coe's knowledge of these allegations, and what action he took about them, especially in light of the evidence he gave to us in December 2015.feedback

Gerard Mistler

He never pushed his limits, goes to bed at 9 p.m. and wakes up at 6 a.m., there's no other secret. If he had been doping, he would not be there anymore.feedback

Doug Martin

I was notified last week of a four-game suspension for violating the league's drug policy. My initial instinct was to appeal the suspension and finish the season with my teammates. However, after numerous discussions with people close to me -- including Coach Koetter -- I am starting the suspension immediately so I can enter a treatment facility and receive the help I truly need.feedback

Jason Licht

Doug has been a valued member of our organization for the past five seasons and we respect and support his decision to seek help. Right now, he is working through issues that are much larger than the game of football. Our primary concern is that he takes this time to focus on getting the help that he needs in order to move forward with his personal and professional life.feedback

Vitaly Smirnov - International Olympic Committee

We have to find those reasons why young sportsmen are taking doping, why they agree to be doped. Russia never had the opportunities that were given to other countries. The general feeling in Russia is that we didn't have a chance.feedback

Vladimir Putin

State-sponsored doping system has never been created in Russia, it is simply not possible, and we will do everything we can to make sure such state-sponsored system of doping support never exists. That's first, and I want to say it once again. And the second – as in any other country, we have this problem and we have to admit it. But by admitting it we must do all we can to prevent use of doping.feedback

Yelena Isinbayeva

He did not take into consideration who I am, my history, the absence of doubts (on my performances)... Sebastian Coe has had no respect for me and it hurt me. Yes, Russia is poisoned by doping... but to focus the investigations on one country is a political act. I hope that Mr McLaren's investigation will be extended worldwide.feedback

Craig Reedie - World Anti-Doping Agency

We now have detailed information which will allow us to take serious decisions, so let's take them. If you look at the statements made by the IOC, it seems to be pretty likely they will take the appropriate decisions.feedback

Craig Reedie - World Anti-Doping Agency

The report has proved without a shadow of a doubt there was organized manipulation of the doping process in Russia. Now the challenge is for Russia, first of all to admit that the report is worthy, and second to make sure they change their process so this does not happen again.feedback

Vitaly Smirnov - International Olympic Committee

Since the time that is under discussion, Russia has changed greatly and made serious steps toward creating the most effective system in the world for fighting the evil of doping.feedback

Richard McLaren

Over 1,000 Russian athletes competing in summer, winter and Paralympic sport can be identified as being involved in or benefiting from manipulations to conceal positive doping tests.feedback

Olivier Niggli - World Anti-Doping Agency

Today's Report represents the conclusion of the McLaren Investigation; and, yet again, more deeply troubling facts have emerged. While some progress has been made with RUSADA's efforts to regain compliance with the Code, there remain a number of challenges that must be addressed before that can happen.feedback

Richard McLaren

It is impossible to know just how deep and how far back this conspiracy goes. For years, international sports competitions have unknowingly been hijacked by Russians. Coaches and athletes have been playing on an uneven field. Sports fans and spectators have been deceived. It's time that this stops.feedback

Richard McLaren

The Russian Olympic team corrupted the London Games on an unprecedented scale, the extent of which will probably never be fully established. This corruption involved the ongoing use of prohibited substances, washout testing and false reporting. The ministry of sport was working to discipline athletes in advance of the London Games into taking the cocktail of steroids ... in order to beat the detection thresholds at the London lab.feedback

Travis Tygart

There is some discussion about not participating in competitions. That conversation is obviously a last resort but what's clear is that the athletes' voices aren't being heard by the power groups. They (athletes) are absolutely watching. They are not going to stand for lack of action. Where that will ultimately lead them is up to them but their voice has to be heard and that is why you have seen them come together like never before.feedback

Travis Tygart

On one hand it has been challenging but on the other holding a state supported system accountable is exactly what clean athletes expect. This presented an opportunity for change to happen that will continue to advance the rights of clean athletes.feedback

Travis Tygart

Whether it is the athletes or the fans people aren't going to stick around to participate in a rigged competition.feedback

Travis Tygart

IOC leadership could solve this problem today. Number one, they remove themselves from the governance of WADA and allow WADA to be a true independent global regulator.feedback

Travis Tygart

They could easily set aside $500 million out of that fund to support anti-doping efforts by an independent global regulator.feedback

Travis Tygart

From a brand value standpoint having clean sport is valuable so this is an investment in their property.feedback

James Nyiha

My client should not have been charged in the first place. The state did not have an iota of evidence against my client.feedback

Bruno Genevois

The State and the world of sports are faced with a choice, as Paris is bidding to host the 2024 Olympic Games.feedback

Haile Gebrselassie

One thing I want to say is that when you decide this kind of decision you have to be careful, there is also innocent athletes at the Russian athletics. And we have to find out, there are many calls (meaning to find all the innocent people). And of course the athlete that takes doping, I agree to punish that athlete not the mass. This kind of decision is a little bit hard for athletes who are sweating day and night.feedback

Alexander Zhukov

How is WADA planning to solve this when, even right now, they say that the UK Anti-Doping Agency, which is entrusted with all the powers, can hardly manage to analyse 6000 samples, let alone a larger quantity which is required for us?feedback

Alexander Zhukov

It is pure nonsense when athletes with serious, at times even chronic, illnesses become Olympic champions and medallists by taking substances which are prohibited for other athletes.feedback

Alexander Zhukov

There is no state-supported doping programme in sport in Russia and it has never existed.feedback

Richard Budgett

The IO report shows that it was a successful Olympic Games with a successful anti-doping program. The integrity of the program was ensured despite some challenges the organizing committee had to overcome. I would like to thank all the involved experts, staff and volunteers.feedback

Mário Andrada

We should have been more efficient in protecting the access to the doping control areas in some venue. Most of the content of the report, however, has to do with hardware and operational issues of the lab, which are a responsibility of the federal government and the sports ministry.feedback

John Hoberman

It is virtually impossible to compare the doping policy of the Russian state with doping practices in Western countries.feedback

Olivier Niggli - World Anti-Doping Agency

It has happened in one country. I think it would be naive to think it's the only country. We have to have our eyes really open and also make sure we act on intelligence and information we might get.feedback

Olivier Niggli - World Anti-Doping Agency

It was slightly surprising that at that level she wouldn't get warned properly by her entourage.feedback

Olivier Niggli - World Anti-Doping Agency

It's still sufficiently far away to hope that things will have changed and improved in Russia. It's very important that we be able to work with the Russians to try to set up a system that is called compliant and that will provide some safeguards so that everybody regains confidence in what is going on there.feedback

Olivier Niggli - World Anti-Doping Agency

Makes it a lot more complicated for a chemist to get an edge. You would see variations which would be totally abnormal there and would trigger some reaction.feedback

Olivier Niggli - World Anti-Doping Agency

I don't think it's meaningful. I think every human being has a right of being treated for medical conditions.feedback

Olivier Niggli - World Anti-Doping Agency

Whistle-blower is another obviously important thing. Even if we have an investigation department, we're not the police, we're not law enforcement. We have no legal means of compelling people to talk to us. It's only if people want to bring us information that I will get it.feedback

Thomas Bach - International Olympic Committee

I do not see this as a solution because I think it is the obligation and the duty of the sport organizations to fight against doping and to protect the clean athletes.feedback

Gian Franco Kaspar

The summit is not to punish WADA. For the anti-doping, WADA is an excellent organization.feedback

Joseph de Pencier

Equally disappointing, in the eyes of many the IOC chose to associate itself with such a system by failing to reject it categorically.feedback

Steve Simon

Maria is absolutely one of the stars of the game, so she's missed when she's not available to play. We're very much looking forward to seeing her come back to the court next spring.'.feedback

Steve Simon

I would be very surprised if there are too many tournaments that wouldn't extend her that opportunity. I think she'll be able to work her way back onto the tour.feedback

Steve Simon

The TADP (tennis anti-doping programme) has a comprehensive and fair process in place and we support the final result. We are pleased that the process is now at completion and we can look forward to seeing Maria back on court in 2017.feedback

Peter Fricker

We at Rowing Australia back the two rowers named as absolutely clean and having abided by ASADA's rules. A TUE is granted for therapeutic purposes only and not for performance enhancement.feedback

Vladimir Putin

Lots of questions arise. Healthy athletes legally take medications outlawed for others, while people, who obviously suffer from grave illnesses and disabilities, are barred from participation in the Paralympic Games on sheer suspicion.feedback

Richard McLaren

Releasing the information without that explanation is simply a smear against athletes because they are entitled to, if they follow the rules, have a TUE and use a prohibited substance because it's necessary for whatever the medical condition is.feedback

Olivier Niggli - World Anti-Doping Agency

WADA has no doubt that these ongoing attacks are being carried out in retaliation against the Agency, and the global anti-doping system, because of our independent Pound and McLaren investigations that exposed state-sponsored doping in Russia. We condemn this criminal activity and have asked the Russian Government to do everything in their power to make it stop.feedback

Olivier Niggli - World Anti-Doping Agency

To those athletes that have been impacted, we regret that criminals have attempted to smear your reputations in this way; and, assure you that we are receiving intelligence and advice from the highest level law enforcement and IT security agencies that we are putting into action.feedback

Olivier Niggli - World Anti-Doping Agency

We condemn this criminal activity and have asked the Russian Government to do everything in their power to make it stop. Continued cyberattacks emanating from Russia seriously undermine the work that is being carried out to rebuild a compliant anti-doping programme in Russia.feedback

Lilla Rozgonyi

It does not have to be ratified, the bans are automatic. As soon as a country has three cases closed by the IOC they will be banned. It could be tomorrow, it could take a month but it is automatic.feedback

Olivier Niggli - World Anti-Doping Agency

These criminal acts are greatly compromising the effort by the global anti- doping community to re-establish trust in Russia further to the outcomes of the Agency's independent McLaren Investigation Report.feedback

Olivier Niggli - World Anti-Doping Agency

WADA deeply regrets this situation and is very conscious of the threat that it represents to athletes whose confidential information has been divulged through this criminal act. WADA condemns these ongoing cyber-attacks that are being carried out in an attempt to undermine WADA and the global anti-doping system.feedback

Ashton Eaton

We're in the era where Usain Bolt ends and the young kids who got inspired by him are just now starting. So we'll see where the sport goes.feedback

Queiroz dos Santos

I think that he [Tarnovschi] made a mistake, maybe due to being young. I'm very sad that this type of thing is happening in our sport.feedback

Aurelie Muller

I don't know what happened. My mind just went blank. The only thing I was thinking (about) was the gold medal, and the next thing I know, I was on the ground.feedback

Richard Budgett

We will store the samples. We can be very confident that an athlete who is cheating should be very scared.feedback

Darya Klishina

With the appeal now behind me, I can thankfully focus my time and attention on competing tomorrow night and enjoying my Olympic experience, which I have dreamed of since I first began long jumping as a young girl.feedback

Alexander Zhukov

If Darya Klishina is in the McLaren list, then the IAAF must have been aware of it for a long time. They, as I understand it, only addressed questions to Klishina on August 6. She answered them, and they only took this decision today, August 13. Why it couldn't have been done while all the other federations were examining the problems with athletes who were in the McLaren list is completely incomprehensible.feedback

Lilly King

Do I think people who have been caught doping should be on the team? They shouldn't. It's unfortunate that we have to see that and then it's such a tossup in between sports and in between countries. It's something that needs to be set in stone that this is what we're gonna do to settle this and that should be the end of it. There should not be any bouncing back and forth.feedback

Alexander Zhukov

Overall, all of this looks like a mockery of the athlete by the IAAF.feedback

Nico Hernandez

We said when we get there, we're going to medal. We're finally here.feedback

Carl Lewis

Well I think it is a complicated issue but Sebastian Coe is in now, and I really believe that Sebastian has an idea to make a clean sport, that is what he wants. So you are going to have make some bold steps but there are some bold steps (…) I believe that people want to see a clean sport so they are going to want as clean a sport as possible, but I think Sebastian is a great leader for it.feedback

Svetlana Krilova

It's bad when you mix sports and politics together. Athletes have worked so hard and sacrificed so much, how can you punish them so much? Then all other countries should also be punished. This is bad.feedback

Sebastian Coe - International Association of Athletics Federations

I genuinely hope that the people watching our sport are watching with hope, excitement and belief. The last year has sorely tested all of us and all of our fans out there and our responsibility is to shape the future.feedback

Svetlana Khorkina

I think this is absolutely reprehensible. It destroys the spirit that's existed for over 100 years at the Olympics.feedback

Sebastian Coe - International Association of Athletics Federations

So I genuinely hope that they feel they are watching our competitors doing it cleanly, and the vast majority are.feedback

Sebastian Coe - International Association of Athletics Federations

Russia has let down their athletes. We have not banned athletes, this was a cataclysmic failure to oversee and protect those athletes and my and my council's object now, [its] focus, is for the reinstatement of the Russian federation and [to get] their athletes back into international competition.feedback

Olga Zabelinskaya

I'm not the only cyclist that has a doping problem in the past. I believe all athletes that they are clean.feedback

Travis Tygart

The level of frustration among athletes is at an all time high.feedback

Agron Kuka

Some person came in asking to do the test but didn't have any identification from WADA (the World Anti-Doping Agency) or anyone. It's just nonsense. They were in close contact with the IJF at the time over the situation. She became champion – that's the story.feedback

Michael Phelps

We have some tough young kids in our team and I think that is something special. It is kind of sad that today, in sports in general, not just in swimming, there are people who are testing positive and are allowed back in the sport, and multiple times.feedback

Lilly King

It just proves you can complete clean and still come out on top with all the hard work you put in behind the scenes, behind the meet, at practice and in weight sessions, and there is a way to become the best and do it the right way.feedback

Lilly King

Do I think people who have been caught for doping offenses should be on the team? No, they shouldn't. It's unfortunate that we have to see that and then it's such a tossup in between sports and in between countries. It's something that needs to be set in stone that this is what we're gonna do to settle this and that should be the end of it. There should not be any bouncing back and forth.feedback

Lilly King

That's just my personality. I'm not this sweet little girl, that's not who I am. If I do need to stir it up to put a little fire under my butt or anybody else then that's what I'm going to do. You're shaking your finger number one and you've been caught for drug-cheating. I'm just not a fan.feedback

Kirsty Coventry

That is hard. That will be heartbreaking for a lot of athletes.feedback

Kirsty Coventry

Hopefully, that ban made her clean in a way. Hopefully, people that are cheating now know that they're going to get caught. It's just a matter of time. It's a little disappointing that there are certain people that are here.feedback

Vladimir Lukin

Over the period of more than three years, either 35 or 20 doping samples have been found but they have disappeared and the names [of Para-athletes] are not given. However, a decision was made on this ground to suspend the RPC's membership. This means an actual ban on our athletes to compete at the Paralympics.feedback

Vladimir Lukin

We are currently considering the kind of arbitration we need. Investigation of doping cases should be continued but it should not turn political. It is necessary that innocent athletes fulfill their rights to take part in the Paralympics. Otherwise it will be a flagrant violation of human rights.feedback

Elena Smirnova

It is clear why this happens. This is politics. And when politics is mixed with other spheres of life – culture, sport – it is outrageous. What can we do? Well, nothing. Maybe the only thing to do would be to simply boycott this Olympics, maybe this is not the right thing to do – but that's what I think.feedback

Vitaly Mutko

This is an unprecedented decision [the ban]. A lot of athletes, a lot of people with disabilities are affected. We will be providing every support to the Russian Paralympic Committee.feedback

Lilly King

If that's what she feels she needs to be able to compete, whatever, that's her deal. I'm here to compete clean for the U.S. and that's what I'm going to do.feedback

Phillip Craven - International Paralympic Committee

The IPC governing board has suspended the Russian Paralympic Committee with immediate effect. The anti-doping system in Russia is broken, corrupted and completely compromised.feedback

Phillip Craven - International Paralympic Committee

I believe the Russian government has catastrophically failed its para-athletes. Their 'medals over morals' mentality disgusts me.feedback

Thomas Bach - International Olympic Committee

Engagement, not isolation, is the key to building a functioning and more robust world-anti doping system.feedback

Thomas Bach - International Olympic Committee

Somebody said this system is broken. I don't think all the system is broken. I think quite a lot of the system still works, but that certain parts of the system need revision.feedback

Thomas Bach - International Olympic Committee

It is absolutely essential that we cannot have the biggest country in the world non-compliant on a permanent basis.feedback

Thomas Bach - International Olympic Committee

This is not about destroying structures. This is about improving significantly a system in order to have a robust and efficient anti-doping system so that such a situation that we face now cannot happen again.feedback

Craig Reedie - World Anti-Doping Agency

I don't feel as if I've been run under a bus. Both sides were in general accord on the need to find solutions for the future. Somebody said this system is broken. I don't think all the system is broken. i think quite a lot of the system still works, but that certain parts of the system need revision.feedback

Thomas Bach - International Olympic Committee

What is therefore not acceptable is the insinuation by some proponents of this 'nuclear option' that anyone who does not share their opinion is not fighting against doping.feedback

Thomas Bach - International Olympic Committee

Natural justice does not allow us to deprive a human being of the right to prove their innocence.feedback

Alexander Zhukov

I urge you to resist this unprecedented pressure that is now on the entire Olympic movement and not to let this pressure to split the entire Olympic family. Why should WADA not be responsible for the violations made by the anti-doping labs it has accredited?feedback

Nicole Sapstead

When UKAD asserts a Whereabouts Failure against an athlete, the athlete has the opportunity to challenge the apparent Whereabouts Failure through an external Administrative Review, before it is confirmed.feedback

Gerardo Werthein

It saddens me to say this, but at times Wada has seemed to be more interested in publicity and self-promotion rather than doing its job as a regulator.feedback

Alex Gilady

I think it's not the reputation of the IOC that has to be restored, it's the reputation of WADA.feedback

Dick Pound - World Anti-Doping Agency

We need to do a lot more to show that we really do care about fair play, honest competition and clean athletes. The arrow's left the bow.feedback

Thomas Bach - International Olympic Committee

The IOC is not responsible for the timing of the McLaren Report. The IOC is not responsible for the fact that different information which was offered to WADA already a couple of years ago was not followed up. The IOC is not responsible for the accreditation or supervision of anti-doping laboratories.feedback

Navin Agarawal

There is no fault or negligence on the athlete's part and he is a victim of sabotage.feedback

Thomas Bach - International Olympic Committee

We now have to decide what does this system mean for each and every individual and how far can you to punish an individual for the failures or manipulations of your government.feedback

Alexander Zhukov

Сhecking of lists of our sportsmen is now underway. Each of our sports federations is cooperating with the relevant international federations. There are some athletes who do not meet the (doping) criteria of the International Olympic Committee. As a result of this work conclusions will be drawn about the composition (of the Russian team).feedback

Ingmar De Vos

There is no indication of any organised doping malpractices within the Russian equestrian delegation. As long as there is no indication against any specific athlete I see absolutely no reason why the Russian equestrian athletes should not compete at Rio.feedback

Thomas Bach - International Olympic Committee

We decided that the presumption of innocence cannot be applied to Russian athletes. The international sports federations will carry out an individual analysis of each athletes anti-doping record taking into account only reliable international tests – that means Russian tests cannot be taken into consideration.feedback

Travis Tygart

Many, including clean athletes and whistle-blowers, have demonstrated courage and strength in confronting a culture of state-supported doping and corruption within Russia.feedback

Ingmar De Vos

There is no indication of any organized doping malpractices within the Russian equestrian delegation.feedback

Vitaly Mutko

Of course, this is a very important decision. And it seems to me that it has been taken in the interest of the unity of the sport world, in the interest of the unity of the Olympic family – because doping is an evil on a world scale. It is not only a Russian problem, and of course we can address it by combining our efforts.feedback

Vitaly Mutko

We are ready, on a fair basis, in cooperation with the IOC, and with the IOC independent committee, together with WADA, to reformat the entire (anti) doping system.feedback

Sebastian Coe - International Association of Athletics Federations

While we are thankful that our rules and our power to uphold our rules and the anti-doping code have been supported, this is not a day for triumphant statements. I didn't come into this sport to stop athletes from competing. It is our federation's instinctive desire to include, not exclude.feedback

Richard McLaren

The system was set up after Russian authorities felt there was an abysmal medal count by the Russian Olympic team at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics and it was in place until at least August of 2015.feedback

Travis Tygart

The McLaren Report has concluded, beyond a reasonable doubt, a mind-blowing level of corruption within both Russian sport and government that goes right to the field of play … and most importantly, our hearts go out to athletes from all over the world who were robbed of their Olympic dreams.feedback

Pavel Smirnov

Of course it's better to succeed in sport without doping….But whether that's possible nowadays – that's the question.feedback

Travis Tygart

We're not asking for the worst, and obviously we hope there's no doping going on by states. But if we're not preparing for all potential outcomes, then we're not fulfilling our promise to clean athletes.feedback

Yury Nagornykh

There is no doping program in the Russian Federation, and there never was one.feedback

Thomas Bach - International Olympic Committee

The system has some deficiencies and we have to make responsibilities clearer. It has to be more transparent and everyone has to understand better who is doing what and who is responsible for what. This needs a full review of the anti-doping system.feedback

Vladimir Putin

There are common acceptable principles of rights, one of which is that responsibility should be personalised.feedback

Vladimir Putin

If someone in your family has committed an offence, is it fair to prosecute all the family members … the people who have no relation to the violations – why should they suffer for others?feedback

Scott Blackmun

It gives a measure of hope to clean athletes that there are consequences not only for athletes who dope, but for countries which do not engage seriously in the fight against doping. That is a much-needed message.feedback

Hajo Seppelt

The main focus is to show that potentially there is a big influence by the state, by the sports ministry in Russia about the cover-up of (the) doping in itself in the country, particularly in athletics but also in other sports. That does not mean automatically that it is proven one hundred percent, but the evidence is getting stronger and stronger that some people from higher levels obviously tried to help to cover-up doping.feedback

Steve Simon

It is important at all times for players to be aware of the rules and to follow them, In this case, Maria has taken responsibility for her mistake from the outset. The WTA will continue to follow this closely and we hope it will be resolved as soon as possible.feedback

Maria Sharapova

I will immediately appeal the suspension portion of this ruling to CAS, the Court of Arbitration for Sport.feedback

Erkko Autio

Free venture money is like doping. They have so much money, they can do anything. But that will not last.feedback

Yury Nagornykh

Russian sport and the Russian Federation do not have any kind of doping programme and there has never been one, before or during the Olympic Games in Sochi.feedback

Marton Gyulai

It's clear the current anti-doping system is not at the standard it needs to be, but that's not really a question of the IAAF or European Athletics doing enough. I think the whole world has a doping problem. I feel it's purely by chance that it happens to be Russia and athletics (caught up by the WADA report).feedback

Mark Barfield

We use a magnetic resonance test using an iPad, an adapter, and it uses, it creates, a structured magnetic field. It measures the resistance in that magnetic field and that gives us an indication of a ferrous item, a motor or indeed, a solid mass.feedback

Temuri Ukleba - World Anti-Doping Agency

In their blood, less than one microgram of meldonium was found. They took it before the ban.feedback

Vladimir Putin

This drug has never been seen as doping. It does not effect – and this is for sure – the results. It just supports the heart muscle, to keep it in good shape during very acute exercise. For some reason they decided to include it.feedback

Matthieu Reeb

The CAS panel in charge of this matter had to examine whether the player's fault was significant or insignificant. The CAS arbitrators considered that Ms Sharapova bore some degree of fault as she and her entourage failed to make sure that the substance contained in a product she has been taking for over a long period of time remained in compliance with the anti-doping regulations.feedback

Sebastian Coe - International Association of Athletics Federations

They are Ethiopia and Morocco, both of which need to implement as a matter of urgency a robust and adequate national testing programme, both in and out of competition, where applicable in coordination with relevant sporting and anti-doping authorities.feedback

Sebastian Coe - International Association of Athletics Federations

Kenya, Ukraine and Belarus have been put on an IAAF monitoring list for 2016 to ensure their national anti-doping programmes are significantly strengthened and their progress to compliance is completed by the end of this year.feedback

Dick Pound - World Anti-Doping Agency

One of the issues that will have to be dealt with is that the use of this product (Meldonium) for therapeutic purposes is not a long term, you use it for a single intervention for weeks or months maybe but not for 10 years in a row.feedback

Sergei Simakov

She is not guilty of doping, but she is guilty of being caught. Because everybody takes drugs. If you said to me that athletes don't take drugs.I'm a former sportsman, I'm now 55 years old, when I was a youth I was involved in professional sport… and if you said to me that professional athletes don't take drugs, then you'd make me laugh.feedback

Mikhail Butov

We are waiting for a report from the IAAF task force about the situation with anti-doping in Russia. But this concerns us, it concerns officials. Concerning athletes, their main work is to train and to compete.feedback

Richard McLaren

He inserted his personal legal advisor Habib Cisse into the IAAF medical and anti doping department in November of 2011, with the London 2012 and Moscow 2013 Championships looming up. He did so to enable Cisse to manage and follow up Russian athlete biological passport cases.feedback

Dick Pound - World Anti-Doping Agency

The commission does not share the views expressed that the IAAF was inadequate in its responses to blood doping in the period under review. Indeed in point of fact the IAAF was one the leaders in the development of the athlete blood passport.feedback

Vadim Zelichenok

We admit some things, we argue with some things, some are already fixed, it's a variety.feedback

Vitaly Mutko

It will be painful for those athletes with clean consciences who could compete, that's the first thing. And the second thing is that it goes against the spirit of the WADA code. The commission itself writes about it in its report. It's about protecting the athletes with clean consciences.feedback

Vitaly Mutko

Russia is against a boycott. Russia is against political interference in sport. Understand that Russia is a dependable partner of the international Olympic movement.feedback

Thomas Bach - International Olympic Committee

There is a clear commitment, the IOC is about zero tolerance policy on doping. You will see medals being withdrawn, you will see athletes being sanctioned by the IAAF, you will see athletes and officials being excluded and you will see an action led by the IOC to make anti-doping testing independent from sports organisations.feedback

Thomas Bach - International Olympic Committee

We will, once we get the relevant information from IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations), withdraw and reallocate medals with regard to Russian athletes which may have been doped.feedback

Vadim Zelechenok

Quite a few things in the report were described in a biased way. First of all we don't agree with most of the points. And today we respond to (IAAF) President Sebastian Coe's request to comment on the situation. Some questions are too old and were already solved a long time ago and they are not related to the Federation at all.feedback

Nigel Currie

For the longest time, (cycling) has been telling us it's going to clean its act up, and then every year something new comes out.feedback

Vitaly Mutko

If we find cause to act, based on the Commission's conclusions, or to make some decisions on behalf of the state or the anti-doping services, we will. But we can't allow ourselves to cast a shadow over the other sportsmen who are training hard and win the medals honestly, we can't accept this. And here we see an attempt to cast the shadow over Russian sport as a whole.feedback

Richard Pound

The public view will move towards believing all sport is corrupt. If you can't believe results then there is a serious credibility problem.feedback

Nigel Currie

Sponsors are very nervous of controversy and scandal, and this is as big a scandal as you can get. I think there will be an awful lot of sponsors looking at their tie-ups with athletics and thinking, We possibly need to review this.feedback

Andy Sutherden

People will switch off if they think they're watching a bunch of cheats.feedback

Andy Sutherden

Modern-day sponsorship brings as much reputational risk as it does opportunity. Any company entering sponsorship today that does not have sufficient plans around crisis management is asking for trouble.feedback

Vitaly Mutko

Doping is not (just) the problem of Russia. Russia shouldn't be singled out. It's a world problem, and we know that all countries are fighting against this evil, and we also do that and will continue doing that. We created a serious system to fight against doping. We disqualify about two percent of athletes every year like other countries do.feedback

Dick Pound - World Anti-Doping Agency

One of our hopes is that they will volunteer that, so that they can take the remedial work in time to make sure that Russian athletes can compete under a new framework if you like.feedback

Craig Reedie - World Anti-Doping Agency

I would like to think that things are quietening down and I hope they are. At the end of the day, I'm quite certain science will prevail and we'll come through this.feedback

Craig Reedie - World Anti-Doping Agency

It does actually remove the apparent conflict that one body is doing two things. I think it could well be helpful.feedback

Craig Reedie - World Anti-Doping Agency

It's a very topical issue every time doping is discussed. (But) if we introduced life bans, it is our legal advice that would not be regarded as proportionate. If we did it, we would immediately be in court, we'd lose the case and that does not make any sense at all.feedback

Craig Reedie - World Anti-Doping Agency

The situation as WADA sees it is very clear, we do not have that authority. All we can do is declare somebody non-compliant with the code and it is up to our stakeholders to take advice.feedback

Craig Reedie - World Anti-Doping Agency

It won't be conflicting in any way because whatever the IAAF do will come under the overall heading of the world anti-doping code and WADA regulations. I think the best comparable example is that of the UCI, who have separated their promotion and development area… from its sanctioning body.feedback

Craig Reedie - World Anti-Doping Agency

I don't blame media for doing what they do; we have to react to it and I think we have reacted to it pretty sensibly, particularly in the creation of an independent commission to look at it. I think it will settle down. Frequently before any championship, there is a sort of seething hotbed of discussion and rumour and then the sport starts. I think it might well be that tomorrow morning's marathon will be quite wonderful.feedback

Craig Reedie - World Anti-Doping Agency

It's been a little bit of a firestorm; I think the World Anti-Doping Agency has been pretty clear in its views that the allegations were based on data that was questionable from a scientific and a legal point of view. Our scientists and experts have already started working down in Monaco and we await the results of those investigations with interest.feedback

Sebastian Coe - International Association of Athletics Federations

Then taking a flight and talking about a completely different set of challenges somewhere else. That's the beauty of the sport. My duty is to make sure that sport moves ahead at roughly the same pace, giving equal opportunity to meet the challenges, and the ambitions and dreams of their athletes.feedback

Sebastian Coe - International Association of Athletics Federations

This has been a very, very long, hard tough campaign, But it has given sport chance to pause for breath, to review itself, renew itself, think about what the next 30 or 40 years look like.feedback

Michael Ashenden

Yet the IAAF chose not to join other sports, such as cycling, cross country skiing, biathlon and speed skating, who had adopted 'no start' rules in an attempt to stem the tide.feedback

Michael Ashenden

Although you deplore my participation in the revelations by the Sunday Times and ARD/WDR, I maintain that had I walked away from an opportunity to agitate for change then I would have betrayed every voiceless athlete who has been cheated out of podium glory since 2001. It is clear from the results in the database that serious problems emerged in Russia around 2005.feedback

Michael Ashenden

Does the IAAF pursue its anti-doping mandate with the same single-minded, all-consuming dedication that athletes adopt in their pursuit of winning? Based on what I saw in the leaked database, my view is no.feedback

Tomas Bach

At this time we have nothing more than allegations and we have to respect the presumption of innocence for the athletes.feedback

Klaus Steinbach

The EOC will be responsible for conduction over 1,000 doping control tests as part of our comprehensive and robust Baku 2015 European Games anti-doping programme. The EOC is using two WADA-accredited laboratories: Seibersdorf, Austria, and Moscow, Russia.feedback

David Howman

It is important to clarify some details that were omitted from FINA's announcement. WADA first requested information from FINA on the case on 5 October 2013, with a reminder sent on 4th December 2013 – both were ignored.feedback

John Fahey - World Anti-Doping Agency

Is sport cleaner as result of Armstrong? Do I feel we are winning the fight? The answer is no. I think that what Armstrong tells me is that bubbling away below the surface, there are still problems that could surface at any time.feedback

Travis Tygart

This is a heartbreaking example of how the win-at-all-costs culture of sport, if left unchecked, will overtake fair, safe and honest competition, but for clean athletes, it is a reassuring reminder that there is hope for future generations to compete on a level playing field without the use of performance-enhancing drugs.feedback

Damien Ressiot

What is a shame is that by saying he accepts the decision, Armstrong will avoid a public debate so we'll never know exactly what happened and how he was able to cheat for so long.feedback

John Fahey - World Anti-Doping Agency

He had the right to rip up those charges but he elected not to, therefore the only interpretation in these circumstances is that there was substance in those charges.feedback

Jacques Rogge - International Olympic Committee

It's a little surprising, but we're going to make a proposal to revise the anti-doping rules in 2013 for a regulation that has the same effect.feedback

Sandro Carrara

They (the Swiss Laboratory for Anti-Doping Analyses) forecast that in ten years from now to have all the sportsmen to be obliged to have (the device) under the skin, a kind of similar technology in order to have the possibility to follow in a continuous manner the metabolic baseline parameters of each sportsman.feedback

Mario Thevis

Full Size MGF is not to be found with the current methods of analysis in doping tests.feedback

Alex Gibney

One of the things we know from this story, and it's not just Lance, but Tyler Hamilton and Floyd Landis, they all told lies and it's very hard for athletes to reckon with the idea that they're telling a lie when they take performance enhancing drugs, because they don't want to accept that they didn't win purely because of their own physical exertion. Yeah, there's a context here, which is that doping in sport, and particularly cycling, is a problem.feedback

Russell Williams

We watched him win seven times and we all just stood in amazement and now to find out it was based on lies. It hurts all of us.feedback

Christian Prudhomme

It shows that whatever the cost, whoever is involved, the ruling bodies are ready to go all the way.feedback

Richard Budgett

Well in Sochi we will have a more stringent and a more global testing programme than ever before. There are more tests, 14% more tests, but probably the most important change is the fact that they're being targeted more intelligently than ever before.feedback

Michel Rieu

I am not here to speak on behalf of the UCI, but they are in a delicate position. Should they strip Armstrong of his titles? Do they make an example of him? Do they say no one won the Tour de France during the period 1999/2005? It is a complicated situation and we must understand the position of the UCI. The UCI has participated in creating the legend of Armstrong of celebrating this hero. They may well be forced to burn the idol, the legend that is loved. It is not simple. Now we know Armstrong was a doper it is difficult for everyone.feedback

Michel Rieu

I don't think its a losing battle and this case is symbolic and if carried to its logical conclusion will serve as a lesson to all dopers and to doping. That no one is safe from detection and that is very important for the future.feedback

Michel Rieu

Not really, rumours have been rife for years in the world of sport. Since June we have been aware that USADA had this information on Armstrong, Bruyneel and Dr Ferrari etc, and now what has come out has caused a storm, but we were aware of what was coming.feedback

Marion Jones

I have never, ever used performance-enhancing drugs and I have accomplished what I have accomplished because of my God-given abilitues and hard work.feedback

Craig Reedie - World Anti-Doping Agency

The progress we make will be reflected in the quality of the top athletes in the Olympic Games and other big events.feedback

Lars Mortsiefer

We are increasing the pressure on athletes who use dope and on their doping environment. This is very important and we have to do so with sports and criminal law.feedback

Thomas De Maiziere

The aim of this law is to maintain the integrity of sport and to fight doping. We are presenting an effective law, a short law, a clear law but also a tough law.feedback

David Moncoutié

I think cycling has always had the tightest controls. Of course doping has forever been a feature of this sport but investigations show that cycling is only the sixth sport for doping cases. In recent years, efforts have been made to cut down on cheating and we shouldn't say that all cyclists are guilty because it's not the case.feedback

Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima

I came here to say today that I'm ending my career as a professional player…Four years ago at Milan I discovered I was suffering from a complaint called hypothyroidism, which slows down your metabolism and to control it I would have to take some hormones that are not permitted in football because of anti-doping.feedback

Hannes Grunseisen

The defendant is accused of treating blood from athletes with ultraviolet light before returning it to the individual's body. There is a justified suspicion of illegal use of medical products for doping purposes.feedback

Oprah Winfrey

In your opinion was it humanly possible to win the Tour de France without doping, seven times in a row?feedback

Dick Pound - World Anti-Doping Agency

Do you feel that cycling is the battleground in which the war on doping is going to be concentrated.feedback

Dick Pound - World Anti-Doping Agency

I completley agree with you and I stated when I was elected president of the UCI two-years ago I straigthtforwardly stated that there has been a doping culture in the sport of cycling. OK Pat, I am a young cyclist. I am losing races, I want to get involved in some products, taking some products, to improve my performance, what's the usual way we go about these things.feedback

Pat McQuaid

Well I mean the foundation is but don't make any mistake about it don't be anyway naive about it guys that go out at the weekend as amateurs also nowadays can take doping products too for whatever reason they do, so I think the sport is the sport and I think professionals love the sport equally as much as amateurs do.feedback

Pat McQuaid

Certainly, absolutely I will decide if and when I do go but as I always say when I came in in 2005 as president I had two objectives, globalisation of the sport and getting rid completely of doping in the sport. I haven't achieved either of the yet but I do intend achieving them so I will stay until they are achieved.feedback

Pat McQuaid

I would be very, very annoyed, very angry and I would be very angry with the people involved in it and the people who caused it as I am anyway.feedback

Pat McQuaid

Well that's, and again that's part of the stakeholder consultation will deal with that because a lot of the time you may be correct that the national federations say well doping only happens at professional level so that's the UCI's problem we don't have to involve ourselves and within this consultation there will be discussions about that.feedback

Pat McQuaid

No I don't think so. I have had many, many emails, phone calls and letters of support from federation presidents, from different stakeholders, from my board, my three vice-presidents have all spoken to me when they heard calls in recent weeks for me to resign and said under no circumstance am I to consider resigning that I have too much to do, there is too much good work going on and that I have to stay there.feedback

Pat McQuaid

I can't say it does and I can't say it doesn't, but what I can say – there is a lot less than during the Lance Armstrong period and that the activities that he and his team which we read were doing would not be possible today.feedback

Iker Casillas

I don't think so. In football controls are done by the Consejo Superior de Deportes, the Spanish Federation, UEFA, FIFA, our clubs… We have controls too but unlike cycling there aren't any cases of doping.feedback

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