"Rewriting Olympic HistoryTop to Bottom"

USADA Strategic Game Plan 2016
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New doping tests on athletes who competed in the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics uncovered scores of violations.
After revelations of a massive, state-run doping program in Russia, sports officials have been retesting urine samples from the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics, in Beijing and London. Their findings have resulted in a top-to-bottom rewriting of Olympics history.
Disciplinary proceedings are continuing against other athletes, and the numbers are expected to climb.

IOC: 31 Athletes From 2008 Olympics Test Positive for Doping
May 17, 2016 by VOICE OF AMERICA NEWS http://www.voanews.com/content/international-olympic-committee-doping/33...

While the WADA Prohibited List is extensive, USADA is here to help clean athletes understand the rules and regulations set forth by WADA

U.S. Anti-Doping Agency CEO Travis T. Tygart, Statement on IOC Decision to Ban Russian Olympic Committee from the Winter Games
Mission Preserve the integrity of competition – Inspire true sport – Protect the rights of athletes
Vision To be the guardian of the values and life lessons learned through true sport
The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) organization is charged with managing the anti-doping program, including in-competition and out-of competition testing, results management processes, drug reference resources, and athlete education for all United States Olympic Committee (USOC) recognized sport national governing bodies, their athletes, and events. Additionally, USADA contributes to the advancement of clean sport through scientific research and education & outreach initiatives focused on awareness and prevention.

Olympic Doping Diaries: Chemist’s Notes Bolster Case Against Russia
The International Olympic Committee’s decision on how to punish Russia will be informed by diaries seen exclusively by The New York Times.
His contemporaneous notes, seen by The New York Times previously unreported, speak to a key issue for Olympic officials: the state’s involvement in the massive sports fraud. In recent days, it has become clear that the International Olympic Committee is convinced of the authenticity of the notes and that they are likely to contribute to the group’s decision to issue severe penalties.

...doping penalties so severe they were without precedent in Olympics history....
Russia Banned from Winter Olympics by I.O.C.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Russia’s Olympic team has been barred from the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The country’s government officials are forbidden to attend, its flag will not be displayed at the opening ceremony and its anthem will not sound.
Any athletes from Russia who receive special dispensation to compete will do so as individuals wearing a neutral uniform, and the official record books will forever show that Russia won zero medals.
That was the punishment issued Tuesday  to the proud sports juggernaut that has long used the Olympics as a show of global force but was exposed for systematic doping in previously unfathomable ways. The International Olympic Committee, after completing its own prolonged investigations that reiterated what had been known for more than a year, handed Russia penalties for doping so severe they were without precedent in Olympics history.
The ruling was the final confirmation that the nation was guilty of executing an extensive state-backed doping program. The scheme was rivaled perhaps only by the notorious program conducted by East Germany throughout the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s.
Now the sports world will wait to see how Russia responds. Some Russian officials had threatened to boycott if the I.O.C. delivered such a severe punishment..
President Vladimir V. Putin seemed to predict a boycott of the Pyeongchang Games with a defiant dismissal of the doping scandal and a foreign policy in recent years centered on the premise he has rescued Russia from the humiliation inflicted on it by the West after the collapse of the Soviet Union...

Excerpts from official IOC document

The IOC DC has not found any documented, independent and impartial evidence confirming the support or the knowledge of this system by the highest State authority.

2..... analysis of the objective evidence (especially the EDP) shows that the “almost 1’000” athletes named in the IP’s Reports did not all benefit from the DPM, as either they were not all marked as “Save” or, for some others, the evidence was insufficient to allow IFs’ disciplinary procedures, as confirmed by WADA. Furthermore, the results of the forensic and biological analysis, being from the UK Laboratory or the ESC-LAD / CHUV, were unable to establish that all the samples of the Russian athletes who participated to the Olympic Winter Games Sochi 2014, were tampered with....

6...the analysis of the evidence as well as the movie Icarus, shows Dr Grigory Rodchenkov played a key role... he was able to set-up detection methods to improve the fight against doping, to publish scientific articles and participate to experts’ observatory programmes, winning so a great international credibility. This enabled him on one hand, as an anti-doping expert, to gain access to the international expertise and strategy, in particular, during the Olympic Games London 2012, which helped him to contribute to the development of the specific system to be operational during the Olympic Winter Games Sochi 2014. On the other hand, this knowledge allowed Dr Grigory Rodchenkov to design better doping products and protocols, ensuring that they would be less detectable and to establish a methodology to cover-up doping tests....

Nevertheless, the independent and impartial evidence do not allow the IOC DC to establish with certitude either who initiated or who headed this scheme. On many occasions, reference was made on the involvement at the Minister of Sport’s level, but no indication, independent or impartial evidence appeared to corroborate any involvement or knowledge at a higher level of the State....

11 The IOC DC noted that SOCOG has never been mentioned in the IP Reports regarding the scheme in place during the Olympic Winter Games Sochi 2014.
SOCOG was responsible to enter into contract with a laboratory to be operational during the Olympic Winter Games Sochi 2014. The fact that the laboratory must be accredited by WADA does not affect the joint responsibility of SOCOG and the ROC to appoint a laboratory effectively respecting the ISL. The fact that SOCOG did not consider itself to be responsible for the operation of the Sochi Laboratory does not change the contractual responsibility of appointing a laboratory complying with the WADA Code.
The above analysis of the various objective and documented evidence, including the forensic and biological analysis, demonstrates the failure of the Sochi Laboratory to respect the ISL. As SOCOG has been dissolved on 12 August 2014, the legal responsibility of this entity became obsolete on that date; however, the ROC has to take this responsibility as, pursuant to Article 24- b of the HCC, it was jointly and severally liable with SOCOG....

Lausanne, 2 December 2017
The International Olympic Committee Disciplinary Commission: