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Russian anti-doping body remains suspended, says WADA

Russian anti-doping agency RUSADA remains suspended, following allegations of a state-run drugs programme in sports, the world anti-doping agency WADA said on Thursday.

“Nothing has changed,’’ WADA director general Olivier Niggli said after a meeting of its executive committee in Canada.

WADA’s main condition for the reinstatement of RUSADA is that Russia recognises the report of lawyer Richard McLaren into state-controlled doping in Russia.

“Moscow has refused to do so but a written Russian reaction is currently being studied by WADA,’’ RUSADA supervisory board member Sergei Chrytschkov said.

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Published By: Vanguard - 7 days ago