By Mitch Phillips LONDON (Reuters) - More than 1,000 Russian athletes competing in summer, winter and paralytic sport were involved in or benefited from an institutional conspiracy to conceal positive doping tests, an independent WADA report said on Friday. The second and final part of the report for the World Anti-Doping Agency by Canadian sports lawyer Richard McLaren provided more details of an elaborate state-sponsored doping scheme operated by Russia. It said there was a systematic cover-up, which was refined at the 2012 Olympics, 2013 world athletics championships and 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, and that more than 30 sports, including soccer, were involved in concealing positive doping samples.
Large banks in Britain want the UK government to allow their industry to remain subject to EU laws for up to five years after Brexit, a move likely to enrage eurosceptics who want to break away from the bloc's legal system as soon as possible. The banks - international players - are also pressing the government to allow the European Court of Justice to rule on decisions related to their businesses during that period, according to a document reviewed by Reuters. The document was drawn up by law firms on behalf of banks lobbying the government for a departure in stages from the EU.