The antidoping agency said in a news release that its investigators were “finalizing the forensic analysis of the enormous backup file and assessing what information is relevant,” asserting that they were “confident” in the authenticity of the information.
Russian officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment submitted to the government’s sports ministry.
The antidoping regulator seized the opportunity on Friday to restate another request: that Russia accept the findings of McLaren’s inquiry, which confirmed that top government officials and Russia’s Federal Security Service had assisted with coordinated cheating.
“This new intelligence serves to reinforce our requirement of Russian authorities that they too publicly accept the outcomes,” of last year’s investigation, the global antidoping agency’s president, Craig Reedie, said in a statement.
Through Mr. McLaren’s inquiry, the antidoping watchdog deconstructed…