RUSADA to investigate German TV's claims

The Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) said on Friday it had launched an investigation into allegations of doping and cover-ups among Russian track and field competitors made by a German TV documentary.

"To check information presented in the German television documentary that was shown on the ARD channel on December 3, RUSADA is launching its own investigation with regard to the persons featuring in the documentary and the information they provided," a statement read on the organisation's website (www.rusada.ru).

"After completion of the investigation its official results will be published on RUSADA website."

The hour-long documentary entitled 'Secret Doping Dossier: How Russia produces its winners' features what the programme makers claim is undercover video of Russian athletes and coaches admitting to covering up positive tests.

It also alleges corruption and a systematic doping issue among Russian athletes and high-ranking officials.

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