A WADA-funded panel spent the next 11 months investigating those claims and its explosive report in November 2015 resulted in the Russian anti-doping agency and main Moscow laboratory being shut down, and a suspension from global competition for Russia's athletics federation. The possibility of Russia's entire team being excluded from the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro has been called the "nuclear option" by former WADA president Dick Pound.
A report on the results of the probe into doping abuse at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi made by the Independent Commission of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) will be published on July 18.
A pro-Kremlin journalist equated her to a Nazi collaborator and a spokesman for Russia's equivalent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation said she was on the same level as whistleblower runner Yulia Stepanova and the former head of the Russian anti-doping lab Grigory Rodchenkov, who have become outcasts for exposing doping in Russian athletics.
Bach said Klishina's case could not be "put in the same basket" as whistleblower Yuliya Stepanova who must wait to see if an Olympic ethics board accepts the 800m runner's request to take part as a neutral. He told the New York Times that he doped dozens of athletes, including at least 15 medalists, before the 2014 Olympics and helped switch clean samples for tainted ones through a concealed hole in the wall of the Sochi lab during the games.
A bombshell report on the extent to which Russia's sports ministry allegedly orchestrated a widespread doping program is expected later this week, and the CEO of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency is calling for a full ban of the country from next month's Olympics-a much graver effect than the previously announced ban of the track and field team.
"The classic rules apply for Klishina", Bach told Agence France Presse. "If, at the end of this procedure, there should be proven infringements of the anti-doping rules or manipulation of tests, then together with the winter sports federations we will take the necessary measures". "If an athlete is going to get sanctioned for two, four, eight years, then certainly the same should happen for any federation or agency or administrators who are involved", gold medal hurdler and USADA chairman Edwin Moses said to the AP.
McLaren's report, however, is also expected to look into doping in other sports in Russian Federation.
Bach noted that a recent Olympic summit agreed that the presumption of innocence has been reversed in the case of Russian athletes, meaning they have to prove they are clean.
Tygart, who built the case that brought down Lance Armstrong, said the IOC's own Olympic Charter made it clear that the Russian Olympic Committee could and should be held accountable if this is proven. Asked whether the International Olympic Committee would accept the ruling if it upholds the exclusion of the Russians, Bach said, "Yes".
Following the announcement she will compete and her statement thanking the IAAF, many Russians turned on the long jumper, accusing her of betraying Russia by praising an organisation that barred Russians from competing at the Rio Olympics.
According to the International Olympic Committee since Klishina has been cleared to compete by the IAAF, she is in the international pool of athletes, eligible for selection by nations. The IOC is now studying her case and whether it merits "an exemption" from the Olympic Charter.