Russia’s sports ministry has said it is open to co-operating more closely with the World Anti-Doping Agency after it was implicated in a damning report.
It said Wada’s work would help Russia “to perfect its anti-doping system” and “specialists” were studying the report’s findings.
The report said widespread doping was “state-sponsored” and even secret services had been complicit.
But the Kremlin has dismissed the report’s accusations as “groundless”. Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said proof of the claims was lacking.
The report sent shockwaves through the world of sport – with Australia backing its call to ban Russia from all competitions including next year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.