9 September 2018

World Curling Federation position on McLaren Report investigation

The World Curling Federation has today (Sunday 9 September) announced that no further action will be taken on curlers implicated in the McLaren Reports, published in July and December 2016. These reports, commissioned and published by the World Anti-Doping Agency investigated allegations of state-sponsored doping in Russia and at the Olympic Winter Games Sochi 2014.

Following research over the past two years, insufficient evidence has been found at this time to declare any anti-doping rule violations in cases implicating athletes in the sport of curling. The information in the McLaren Reports relating to curlers and the data in the Moscow Laboratory Information Management System have been reviewed by an independent legal expert selected from the membership of the World Curling Federation’s Anti-Doping Hearing Panel.

World Curling Federation President, Kate Caithness, said: “Ensuring a clean playing field in the sport of curling is a top priority for our Federation and I am glad that our sport can now move on from the sad revelations that these independent reports revealed. My thanks go to the independent experts and the Russian Curling Federation for the support and cooperation that has helped us to reach this position.”

• This media release was published by the World Curling Federation (WCF) on 9 September 2018. Click here for the original.

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