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Summary

  1. Report finds evidence of state-sponsored widespread doping by Russia
  2. Russia's ministry of sport "directed, controlled & oversaw" manipulation of urine samples
  3. GET INVOLVED: How should Russia be punished? #bbcsportsday

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By Alex Bysouth and Chris Osborne

All times stated are UK

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  9. Russian doping reaction

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    There's been a surge in ticket sales at the Edgbaston ground for England's third Test against Pakistan, starting on 3 August. 

    In the last 24 hours, as the Lord's Test moved towards its gripping conclusion, ticket enquiries soared at Edgbaston. 

    The third day is now almost sold out - unusual for a Friday Edgbaston Test, unless it's an Ashes game - and the success at Lord's of the local boy Chris Woakes is a contributory factor. Capacity at Edgbaston is now 24,500 - only second to Lord's among England Test grounds.

  11. Mind-blowing level of corruption - USADA chief

    Russian doping review

    The chief execitive of USADA, the USA's anti-doping agency, has reacted to the independent review that has found evidence of widespread, state-dictated doping in Russia.

    Travis T. Tygart said: “The McLaren Report has concluded, beyond a reasonable doubt, a mind-blowing level of corruption within both Russian sport and government that goes right to the field of play… and most importantly, our hearts go out to athletes from all over the world who were robbed of their Olympic dreams.

    "Looking forward, we must come to come together as an international community – comprised of those who truly believe in the spirit of Olympism – to ensure this unprecedented level of criminality never again threatens the sports we cherish.”

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    Russian doping report

  13. Shocking report a wake-up call - Crouch

    Russian doping report

    Tracey Crouch

    UK Sports Minister Tracey Crouch has reacted to the independent report that has found evidence of widespread, state-dictated doping in Russia.

    "Professor McLaren's report has exposed the extreme lengths some will go to in order to cheat," she said.

    "This shocking report is a wake-up call to the sporting world and I hope it will act as a catalyst for us to work even harder to protect the integrity of sport and the Olympic movement itself.

    "I welcome the steps WADA and the IOC are taking to clamp down on doping in sport and I look forward to discussing these issues at the next WADA Foundation Board meeting in November."  

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  15. Paralympic body considers sanctions

    Russian doping report

    International Paralympic Committee president Sir Philip Craven has made a statenent following an independent report showing widespread state-dictated doping.

    Among the "disappearing" test samples, 35 were from Paralympic sport between 2012 and 2015.

    “We are truly shocked, appalled and deeply saddened at the extent of the state sponsored doping programme implemented in Russia ahead of Sochi 2014. The findings of the McLaren report mark a very dark day for sport," said Craven.

    "The board will discuss the findings of the report and decide what relevant action needs to be taken to protect clean athletes competing in Paralympic sport. This may include provisional measures and sanctions with regards to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.”

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  17. UKAD 'supports robust practices'

    Russian doping report

    Nicole Sapstead
    Image caption: UK Anti-doping chief-executive Nicole Sapstead

    UK Anti-Doping's chief executive Nicole Sapstead said "UKAD recognises the importance of the McLaren Report for international sport" and calls "for the entire sporting community to come together to find a way forward... to protect the rights of all athletes to clean, fair and honest competition".

    She added that UKAD has an "obligation to help safeguard clean athletes around the globe by working closely with international partners to support the development of robust anti-doping practices in countries where these are weak".

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  19. 'We want a level playing field'

    Russian doping report

    Jo Pavey

    European 10,000m champion on BBC Radio 5 live

    Strong measures need to be taken to make sure there are no cheats on the start line. Hearing that things have been going on in all sports, it sounds like the anti-doping agencies in Russia were helping the athletes dope rather than trying to catch them. 

    We want all athletes to undergo the same stringent anti-doping procedures. Until that’s happening, we won’t feel like we’re on a level playing field.

    It’s a shame we are having to talk about it in a negative light. I hope we can come through this and build a brighter future.

  20. 'Shocking and unprecedented attack on integrity of sport'

    Russian doping report

    The full statement from the International Olympic Committee:

    The IOC will now carefully study the complex  and detailed allegations in particular with regard to the Russian Ministry of Sport.

    “The findings of the report show a shocking and unprecedented attack on the integrity of sport and on the Olympic Games. Therefore, the IOC will not hesitate to take the toughest sanctions available against any individual or organisation implicated,” IOC President Thomas Bach said.

    In the immediate short term, the IOC Executive Board (EB) will convene in a telephone conference tomorrow to take its first decisions, which may include provisional measures and sanctions with regard to the Olympic Games Rio 2016.