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The IOC has taken firm action in response to the findings of the McLaren Report on doping and manipulation in Russia, which showed that there was a fundamental attack on the integrity of the Olympic Games and on sport in general.

In July 2016, the IOC established two Disciplinary Commissions, whose work is ongoing.

Oswald Commission

The Disciplinary Commission chaired by IOC Member Denis Oswald is responsible for investigating the alleged doping violations by Russian athletes at the Olympic Winter Games Sochi 2014, addressing the question of doping and manipulation of samples from Russian Olympic athletes.

According to Professor McLaren, he "was not a Results Management Authority under the World Anti-Doping Code and therefore does not have the authority to bring forward Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV) cases against individual athletes. (…) It will be up to each Results Management Authority to determine whether the provided strands of evidence, standing alone or together build a sufficiently strong cable to support an ADRV in an individual case." For this reason, the Oswald Commission had to develop a legally-defendable methodology to conduct the forensic analysis necessary for all the cases under the jurisdiction of the two Commissions.

Read the latest report from Oswald's Commission here.

The IOC has re-analysed and is forensically examining all 254 urine samples collected from Russian athletes at the Olympic Winter Games Sochi 2014. All 63 blood samples collected from Russian athletes in Sochi have already been re-analysed by the IOC, in cooperation with Prof. McLaren, and all were negative.

The IOC extended the mandate of the Oswald Commission to examine all samples collected from Russian athletes during the Olympic Games London 2012, following the findings of the completed Independent Person Report. Re-analysis of these samples was completed following intelligence provided by Prof. McLaren to the IOC.

Schmid Commission

This Disciplinary Commission, chaired by the former President of Switzerland, Samuel Schmid, was tasked with addressing the systematic manipulation of the anti-doping system in Russia as outlined in the McLaren Report, and, in particular, regarding the Olympic Winter Games Sochi 2014. This Commission is also in charge of the forensic analysis of the sample bottles.

Read the latest report from Schmid's Commission here.

For more information on the forensic analysis of the Sochi samples, read the annex to the Schmid report here.

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Protecting clean athletes by fighting against doping is a top priority for the IOC, which has established a zero-tolerance policy to combat cheating and to make anyone responsible for using or providing doping products accountable.

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