The documentary screened on the TV network MDR on Wednesdayalleged not only that up to 99% of the Russian Olympic team were doping, but also that a network of corruption has been put in place to cover up positive tests, involving officials at the Russian anti-doping agency, the doping control laboratory in Moscow, as well as the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).

Balakhnichev said: “I can say that there are a pack of lies and it is an unfair account. I will be able to give a more accurate and fuller commentary later in the day once we have studied the situation further.”


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