WADA report says Russia, Turkey lead world in doping violations

MONTREAL -- The World Anti-Doping Agency has published a report showing that Russia and Turkey produced the most doping violations, with weightlifting and track and field heading the list of sports with the highest number of cases.

The WADA report found that 1,953 sanctions were handed out for doping violations committed in 2013. The cases involved athletes and support personnel in 115 countries and in 89 sports.

WADA said it was the most comprehensive set of doping statistics compiled to date.

WADA president Craig Reedie says "with close to 2,000 sanctions in one year and almost every sport represented, it's evident that doping still represents a huge threat to modern day sports."

Russia led all countries with 225 violations, followed by Turkey with 188.

Athletics produced 280 violations and weightlifting had 252.