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Paralympics show way on Russian doping to shame of the IOC

Banning Russia from the Rio Paralympics is a start but it is now time to overhaul the global anti-doping effort and the rotten governance structures that oversee it

See, that wasn’t so hard, was it? With a jolt of Lancastrian common sense, Sir Philip Craven (by name but not by nature) cut through all the bluster and obfuscation, and showed up the International Olympic Committee’s stance over for what it was.

As the IOC pathetically twisted in the wind last week in response to Professor Richard McLaren’s devastating report into state sponsored doping in Russia and his damning conclusions delivered on the basis of hard evidence, the president of the International Paralympic Committee was doing what his Olympic counterpart, Thomas Bach, should have been.

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