Rodchenkov’s US lawyer Jim Walden told CNN that the IOC and its president, Thomas Bach, “treat Russia and its glaring acts of aggression with cowardice and appeasement.”

“Weakness in the face of evil results in no good outcomes,” he added.

“What Russia did at Sochi was evil directed at the Olympics and clean athletes. Its reaction since — lies, blame, threats and retaliation — is a broader form of evil.”

Rodchenkov, the former head of Moscow’s anti-doping laboratory, fled Russia in 2015 and is currently enrolled in the witness protection program in the US.

CNN has reached out to the IOC and the Russian Olympic Committee for comment.

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