In an interview with Britain’s Independent newspaper, Dick Pound said the upcoming second part of the report that revealed shocking levels of doping in Russian athletics and led to the suspension of athletics federation of Russia will be even more explosive.

The former president of the World Anti-Doping Agency said there will be a wow factor when we release this information to the world. Pound added people would be surprised to know that something like that can happen on earth as what would be revealed would be a complete betrayal of what the people in charge of the sport should be doing.

The second part of the report delves into the International Association of Athletics Federations, the world governing body of athletics, and what led to the arrest of IAAF’s former president Lamine Diack and ex-head of anti-doping Gabriel Dolle, which is presently under investigation by French authorities. The French police and investigating agencies are presently looking into allegations of possible corruption with the International Association of Athletics Federations and database results of the 15,000 blood samples that were leaked by a whistleblower at the IAAF.

Pound also said studying the material associated with analysis of blood samples would probably delay publication of the report. He added it would be nice to have it done in 2015 but it looks more likely to be January. The ex-World Anti-Doping Agency added one fear is that if we issue it on the Friday before Christmas for example no one will notice it and we want to have the maximum impact and deterrent. Pound added that he expects Russia to be allowed to take part in next year’s Rio Olympics even though Russian athletes are banned from competing internationally until complying with WADA rules. Pound commented he expects that Russian athletes will be in Rio Olympics and he would be very surprised if the organizations that have to declare them compliant again would not be cooperative in making that happen.

The former chief of WADA also said we will keep the fight against widespread doping. Pound said this is a proper fight and no matter how many sad tales you hear of tainted supplements, that’s nothing compared to the planned, organized, and well-financed cheating that occurs and it is not accidental. Pound said fixing doping issues should be a “child’s play” for Russia that has spent billions building the venues from scratch in seven years for the Sochi Olympics. Pound commented that all Russia need is some direction from the political authorities that should say the Russian Anti-Doping Agency is independent and the laboratory is independent and anybody who doesn’t make that happen is in trouble.

Pound also singled out Kenya after allegations of corruption by Athletics Kenya officials. Pound, a former competitive swimmer, said it would not surprise him if the World Anti-Doping Agency did end up doing an investigation on the ground in Kenya, especially with the level of denial from the sport and the Government authorities amid pretty obvious evidence.

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