The final Report by WADA (World Anti-Drug Agency) clearly affirms that the Russian State sponsored and encouraged drug abuse by its athletes. Positive samples of drug tests sometimes simply disappeared, or were tampered with !
The WADA accusations mean that measures by Sports Organisations in the past, at all levels, to deter cheats and cheating in Sport, have not been effective.
When Cheats are caught they should be banned from ALL sports activities worldwide, even when they are paid Professional or unpaid Amateur Sportsmen, or Organisers or Administrators !
If a Country is not prepared to punish Cheats, how can anyone be sure that it would be fit to host sports events in the future ?
This is not the first time Russia has been accused and it is ironic that yesterday, the USA levelled accusations at Russia over tampering in the recent USA Presidential Election !
A new start is necessary and a new clear CODE must be adopted by everyone in Sport !