Sochi has been stripped of next year's bobsleigh and skeleton World Championships in the wake of the second McLaren report into state-sponsored doping in Russia.

The International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation had come under increasing pressure to take the event away from the 2014 Winter Olympics host city after last week's damning report by Canadian law professor Richard McLaren, which implicated over 1,000 Russian athletes in a state-sponsored doping programme including many Winter Olympians.

The IBSF said in a statement that it was moving the competition to ensure it remained focused on "sport rather than accusations and discussions" and that the efforts of the Russian Bobsleigh Federation in putting on the event would be "nearly impossible to appreciate" in the "current climate".

It said a new host location would be determined in the coming days.

The IBSF said: "The IBSF executive committee felt that during this difficult time it is prudent not to organise such an event in Russia. This decision was made for two primary reasons:

"First: to allow athletes and coaches from all nations to participate in a competition that focuses on sport rather than accusations and discussions - whether justified or not.

"Second: The Russian Bobsleigh Federation has put a great effort in the preparation of the World Championships, but the current climate would make it nearly impossible to appreciate the efforts of the organising committee to host a great event or the quality of the Sanki Sliding Center as one of the best tracks in the world.

"Having stated that, the IBSF asks all members and athletes for fair play and respect, which also includes the assumption of innocence for any athlete, regardless of national affiliation, until proven guilty."