WADA report accuses Russian League of doping cover-up

An independent commission set up by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has reported "at least one" foreign footballer in the Russian League had a positive drugs test hidden as part of a system of state-dictated doping cover-ups overseen by the Russian Ministry of Sport.

Richard McLaren, appointed by WADA to lead the independent commission, revealed his findings at a media conference in Toronto on Monday and stated Russia had a system in place to cover up positive tests in "many sports".

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