Representatives of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) started an investigation against Russian athletes who are suspected of violating anti-doping rules, as reported on WADA's website.
It is noted that the case is conducted based on data from the Moscow laboratory, and 298 Russian athletes could fall under the sanctions. 578 samples were sent for testing, and 298 of them were classified as suspicious.
The audit will be completed at the end of 2019, and its data will be transferred to the relevant Athlete Federations, reports the press service of WADA.
In January, WADA got access to the laboratory samples of Russian athletes collected from 2012 to 2015, which has 24 terabytes of information.