WADA “exceeded their power” compiling McLaren Report, FINA President says


International Swimming Federation (FINA) President Julio Maglione believes the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Independent Commission “exceeded their power” when compiling the explosive McLaren Report into Russian doping.

The Uruguayan, now an honorary International Olympic Committee (IOC) member after exceeding the upper age limit last year, believes that the IOC themselves should have handled the matter.

“Its [WADA] members exceeded their powers,” 80-year-old Maglione said, according to Sputnik.

“Sooner or later this needs to be clarified.

“WADA is an organisation with a function to control the doping abuse, approve the relevant rules and not to talk about the situation in a particular country.

“It must be done by the head of the Olympic Games, that is by the International Olympic Committee.”

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